NACCOM has just released their annual report highlighting key developments across their membership in working towards their vision of ending destitution amongst people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants with no recourse to public funds living in the UK. Some of the key findings include:
• 3,471 people were accommodated across the network in 2017-18.
• This includes 1,074 people who had been refused asylum, 212 other migrants with NRPF and 1,097 people who had been granted refugee status.
• Of those who were refused asylum and were known to move on from members’ services in the year, 346 people (69% of those who were known to move on) went on to access statutory support, asylum accommodation or some form of leave to remain.
• Of the 1,097 refugees accommodated, at least 37% (401) were not yet in receipt of benefits or employment when they came to members’ services.
• An estimated 1,641 destitute people had to be turned away by members in the twelve-month period because of a lack of accommodation to offer.
• An estimated 364,173 nights of accommodation were provided across the twelve-month period.
NACCOM has also released a video on Pathways out of Destitution (available here) and Hazel Williams’ article for the Huffington Post on how lasting change can be achieved to prevent migrant homelessness is here. Partners are encouraged to share on social media using @NACCOMNetwork and #EndDestitution.