Strategic Alliance on Migrant Destitution

The Strategic Alliance on Migrant Destitution brings together professionals from the homelessness, refugee and migrant sectors to create opportunities to work together more effectively to tackle this growing humanitarian problem. The primary focus of the Strategic Alliance is looking at organisations that work with non-EU destitute migrants.

People who become homeless after arriving in England might find support from a wide range of services, including homelessness, faith and community based services, health, humanitarian aid and legal advice. Research shows that cross-sector working with destitute migrants can provide very beneficial outcomes, however there needs to be much more partnership between these different sectors.

By working together, we aim to increase the number of bedspaces available to people with no recourse to public funds, as well as developing routes out of destitution, including immigration advice and representation.

Hosted by Homeless Link, the Alliance is made up of national bodies including the British Red Cross, Housing Justice, Migrant Rights Network, NACCOM, Refugee ActionPraxis Community Projects and Refugee Council.

Our key aims are to:

  • Increase supply of accommodation for people with no recourse to public funds.
  • Support front-line agencies and local partnerships.
  • Develop integrated pathways out of destitution.
  • Gather, share and use evidence of what works to inform service providers, funders, commissioners and policy makers.

Stay in touch

Are you involved in innovative approaches to support destitute migrants in the face of increasing cuts, dwindling resources and complex legal applications? If so, we would like to hear from you. Alternatively, if you would like to find out more about the work of the Alliance, please contact Innovation and Good Practice Project Manager Patrick Duce.

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