Actions and Detail Panel
Migrant Destitution Summit: South West
Tue 15 November 2016, 10:30 – 16:00 GMT
The Strategic Alliance on Migrant Destitution is designed to bring together professionals in the refugee and migrant sectors to create opportunities to support each other and work together more effectively. It aims to increase the number of bed spaces available to destitute migrants as well as developing partnership working to facilitate routes out of destitution, including immigration advice and representation.
Members of the alliance are national bodies including the British Red Cross, Housing Justice, Migrant Rights Network, NACCOM, Refugee Action, Refugee Council and Homeless Link which is hosting the Alliance.
This event will have a practice, as opposed to policy, focus. We will ask how we can improve services for destitute migrants within the current operating environment? What role can homeless services, refugee/migrant organisations play in working in partnership with agencies providing robust immigration advice? We will aim to increase understanding of the issues people face, good practice between the sectors, and to develop ways of working together more effectively.
Who is this event for?
Services across the South West of England.
Professionals and senior staff working in services from the services across the homeless, refugee, migrant and local authority sector.
What are the aims of this event?
To improve joint working and understanding between migrant and homelessness organisations.
To identify existing good practice that can be shared and replicated.
To develop practical, sustainable, effective and efficient local solutions to migrant destitution.
The agenda will include:
An introduction to the context of migrant destitution nationally and locally
Presentation and workshops on good practice focused on practical solutions to non-EEA migrant destitution
Networking and service mapping in your local area
Action planning and commitments going forward
Space to network with other senior professionals from homeless services, refugee and migrant organisations, local authorities and commissioners.