Hosting Toolkit: A Resource for Hosting Schemes

NACCOM members including Homeless Link have recently launched the ‘Hosting Toolkit’, a comprehensive guide for schemes accommodating destitute asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants. The resource has been developed in response to growth in hosting provision across the UK (particularly over the last 2 years) and is designed to be a practical guide both for people exploring hosting for the first time and for existing schemes wanting to learn from others. You can find the toolkit here and partners are encouraged to share with their networks and promote on social media using #hostingtoolkit. Homeless Link have published a feature blog on their website, guest written by Vicki Harris from Action Hosting in Newcastle. You can read the blog here.

Request to change humanitarian protection status to refugee status

Use this form if you were resettled under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme or the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme.  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/request-to-change-humanitarian-protection-status-to-refugee-status

Yearly Meeting Gathering – Tuesday 1 August: Session 4 – Bridget Walker:

Yesterday Steve talked of speaking truth to power , drew on the image that Jesus used of binding the strong man, and asked us how ready we are to take on the Strong One.

Today I would like to start by asking how do we recognise that Strong One.

In 1919 William Charles Braithwaite wrote: ‘ Evils which have struck their roots deep in the fabric of human society are often accepted, even by the best minds, as part of the providential ordering of life. They lurk unsuspected in the system of things…..’ QfP 23.05

Identifying the evils in our society Continue reading

NACCOM: HOSTING TOOLKIT

A COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCE FOR HOSTING SCHEMES THAT ACCOMMODATE DESTITUTE ASYLUM SEEKERS, REFUGEES AND OTHER MIGRANTS.

WHO SHOULD READ THIS GUIDE? This guide is primarily for people who are considering becoming a host, or people who are considering setting up a scheme in their area. The information in the guide has been put together from a number of NACCOM schemes, some of which have been operating for many years. It is a product of diligent research and experience…. Continue reading

Injured, hunted, lost: mapping journeys of refugee children aiming for UK

Eight-week project by Refugee Youth Service shows danger faced by 22 children, who travelled 11,800 miles across Europe

Red Cross report: Can’t Stay Can’t Go

Conclusions:Life for refused asylum seekers who cannot be returned is bleak. They may be homeless or sofa-surfing, hungry or lacking adequate clothing. They may be struggling to access some form of healthcare. They are often experiencing all of these things. They currently have no, or an extremely limited, chance of regularisation of their status. Asylum support options are not accessible to them and this issue is likely to worsen under Section 95A. Without support, these people are vulnerable to exploitation and they are likely to drop off the radar, making it even less likely that they can be returned. Continue reading