NACCOM Annual Conference 2019: Working Together to End Destitution

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St George's Conference Centre

60 Great George Street

Leeds

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The conference will bring together our 100+ members to find out what is happening in the network and learn new ways of reducing destitution.

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AGENDA

10.05 – 10.15 Introduction Hazel Williams, NACCOM

10.15 – 10.30 Key Note Address

10.30 – 12.00 Morning workshops (see below for workshop descriptions)

Workshop 1. Legal entitlements to Home office support for people who have been refused asylum – Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP)

Workshop 2. Protecting staff and volunteers from burn out

Workshop 3. Ensuring people who have experienced destitution have a meaningful say in developing your project

Workshop 4. Key issues in developing a housing project - Launching the housing toolkit

Workshop 5. Increasing access to legal advice

12.00 – 12.30 Members’ Market – Opportunity to meet and learn from member projects

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 13.40 Poetry

13.40 - 14.30 Panel discussion: What does the future of migration in the UK look like, what are the implications for migrant destitution and what can we do about it?

14.30 – 16.00 Afternoon workshops (see below for workshop descriptions)

Workshop 6. Legal entitlements to Home office support for people who have been refused asylum – Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP)

Workshop 7. Protecting staff and volunteers from burn out

Workshop 8. Any questions? All about hosting workshop and panel discussion

Workshop 9. Innovative Housing Models – developing new partnerships to maximise bed spaces and generate new income

Workshop 10. Developing a national campaign to end destitution

16.00 - 16.10 Closing plenary – future steps and call to action Julian Prior

16.10 – 16.20 Break

16.20 - 16.50 NACCOM Annual General Meeting – All members invited to stay

Workshop Descriptions

Workshop 1. and 6. Legal entitlements to Home office support for people who have been refused asylum – Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) AM and PM This introductory workshop will cover the basics of access to home office support through section 4 support, the criteria for accessing it and how to appeal refusals of this type of support.

Workshop 2. and 7. Protecting staff and volunteers from burn out AM or PM This workshop will explore some of the signs of vicarious trauma and how to recognise when people may be getting burnt out. It will look at ways of managing this, looking after yourself and also look at ways in which projects can facilitate self-care into their planning.

Workshop 3. Ensuring people who have experienced destitution have a meaningful say in developing your project AM and PM Consulting with and including people who have experienced destitution in how you develop your project, is crucial to ensuring that you provide a service that is responsive to their needs. In this workshop you will hear from Naccom members who have created mechanisms to ensure that people who have experience of destitution can meaningfully feedback their ideas and suggestions for how the project should develop.

Workshop 4. Key issues in developing a housing project - Launching the housing toolkit Network Development Worker Paul Catterall will be introducing the new Housing Toolkit a comprehensive guide for charities, groups or individuals who are either considering the provision of housing as part of their offer to people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants, or are already delivering housing to one or more of these groups but want to improve, develop or diversify their current provision. Paul will introduce the key issues in developing a housing project and the additional online resources that will be available through the NACCOM library.

The session will finish with an opportunity for Q&A with Paul and other experienced Housing practitioners from across the network.

Workshop 5. Getting involved with Asylum Guides, Refugee Action This interactive workshop will explore the boundaries for giving legal advice, looking at what is regulated and what is not. It will give an overview of some of the different ways advice can be delivered, and what good immigration advice looks like. Together we will explore how your organisation can increase access to legal advice. We will finish by looking at the Asylum Guides project which aims to train volunteers to increase the legal literacy of people seeking asylum. Join our workshop and take away some practical ideas to incorporate into your work.

Workshop 8. Any questions? All about hosting workshop and panel discussion Panellists from four different hosting schemes will talk about their unique scheme, then answer a range of pre-written and spontaneous questions from workshop participants. A sort of cross between Gardener’s Question Time and the BBC’s Any Questions, but all on hosting.This is a chance for those in existing schemes and those thinking about starting a hosting scheme to find out from practitioners how they do it.Confirmed panellists include Tommy Cloherty (Housing Justice / London Hosting), Lisa Norcross (Lancashire Sanctuary Homes) and Marion Kafetz (Refugees at Home). Questions can be submitted in advance to davesmith@naccom.org.uk or on the morning of the conference.

Workshop 9. Innovative Housing Models and developing new partnerships to maximise bed spaces Facilitated by Paul Catterall NACCOM Network Development Worker, with contributions from The Malachi Project (Salvation Army Ilford) and network members Praxis Community Projects, Commonweal Housing and Enterprise Homes Group (formerly Hope Into Action). This workshop will explore the challenges in the development of some innovative housing solutions to maximise bed spaces. We hope to inspired you to explore new ideas and build effective working relationships that lead to practical support that reduces destitution.

Workshop 10. Developing a national campaign to end destitution PM We want to bring about an end to destitution, and have been consulting with various organisations about developing a national coalition to campaign with this aim. This participatory workshop will update you on where the campaign talks are up to, and also seek to gather information from organisations working in the sector about what they think needs to change and how best to go about doing this.

Any people seeking asylum or migrants with no recourse to public funds are entitled to a free ticket. Please contact Diane Balsillie (diane@naccom.org.uk) for further details.

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