Ending migrant homelessness conference

Crisis, NACCOM and Homes for Cathy are holding a conference bringing together Housing Associations, charities and other accommodation providers to share ideas and find solutions for expanding accommodation provision, specifically for people experiencing  homelessness and destitution as a result of their immigration status. 

We want to be able to support and encourage as many smaller local organisations and people with lived experience to attend as possible and therefore  we are asking Housing Associations, Local Authorities and National Charities to pay £60 for admission to provide some cross subsidy. 


9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.15
Introduction to the day: David Bogle, Hightown Housing Association Hazel Williams, NACCOM

10.15 – 10.30
Why accommodation matters – experiences of coming to the UK and needing a home: Jonah Mesgarnezhad, Action Foundation

10.30 – 10.50 Break and then choice of one of 3 workshops

10.50 – 12.10

  1. Thinking outside the box:  Creative innovation within the NACCOM Network in order to accommodate those with NRPF
  2. It makes perfect sense! It fits our ethos and charitable good
  3. Partnership working between NACCOM Members and Housing Associations that contribute to ending migrant homelessness

12.10 – 13.20   Lunch and networking

13.20 – 13.45
“No direction home” Performed by Usman Khalid, Edin Suljic, Selam Mengistu www.facebook.com/nodirectionhomeuk   

13.45 – 14.30
How to make it work - Working together to end homelessness for migrants

Chair Chris Hancock, Crisis

Panel: Ros Holland, Boaz Trust; Cym D’Souza Arawak Walton; Heather Petch, Housing Consultant; Diana Flores Gallardo, supported by Abigail Housing

14.30 – 14.45 Break

14.45 – 16.00 
Workshops repeated – Choosing one of the 3

16.00 – 16.30
Round up of the day and pledges on next steps

Julian Prior, Action Foundation