We’re off to New Wine North tomorrow, are you? If so please do come by the stall and say hello! We will be there all week talking about asylum issues and sharing stories from Boaz.
Dave is also doing a seminar on Sunday afternoon at 2:15pm on ‘Who cares about asylum seekers?’ Should be good!
NACCOM is a national network of 27+ organisations working with destitute people groups across the UK. The annual conference is coming up on February 4th and if you’re already a member of NACCOM or you’d like to become one, please follow these instructions to sign up!
1. Download and fill out registration form. Click to download registration form —> Sheffield_2012_Registration_form.
2. Return with cheque made payable to Boaz Trust: The Boaz Trust, First Floor, 110 Oldham Road, Manchester M4 6AG.
3. Registrations close Friday January 27th
Programme for the day…
10.15 Registration & Refreshments
10.45 Welcome Robert Spooner, ASSIST Sheffield
10.55 NACCOM progress report Dave Smith , Boaz Trust Manchester
11.05 National Policy Review Mike Kaye, Still Human Still Here
11.35 Comfort Break
11.45 Workshop 1
12.45 Lunch, Stalls, Networking – Regional marketplace
1.45 Working with Green Pastures tbc
2.00 NACCOM Website overview
2.10 Workshop 2
3.10 Refreshment Break (and Feedback Forms!)
3.30 Q & A Panel Session
Workshops will be run simultaneously – you can choose which is most relevant for your project…
1. IN-DEPTH HOUSING Workshop John Hebden, Abigail Housing Leeds / Paul Catterall, Open Door North East
How can you make housing pay? Housing policy, practice and pitfalls: running Refugee Housing projects
2. PREVENTING BLOCKAGES IN ACCOMMODATION SCHEMES Will Sutcliffe, BEACON Hosting, Bradford
Who should you choose to accommodate, when and how? How do you move people on?
A facilitated interactive knowledge and expertise sharing session
3. GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT Lucy Smith, Communications and Fundraising Officer, Boaz Trust, Manchester
How can you raise awareness of destitution and generate support and sustainability for your project?
4. ADVOCATING WITHIN THE ASYLUM PROCESS Judy Midgeley, Mc.Kenzie’s Friends, Bradford
How can we get alongside our clients to make a difference? Being a friend at court and interceding with UKBA
It looks set to be a great event so please do sign up if you’re already working with destitute asylum seekers or you’re planning to start a project in the near future! Huge thanks to our partners Assist in Sheffield for organising the day itself.
If you’ve got any questions please contact Dave, or phone 0161 2021056.
Welcome to 2012- we’re really excited about all this year has to offer, and hope you are too! Here’s just a brief snapshot of some of the things coming up in the next few weeks and months…
Ambassadors evening- Mon 16th Jan (for Boaz reps in local churches)
Winter Party- Thurs 19th Jan (all welcome!)
Annual General Meeting- Sun 22nd Jan
Week of prayer- 28th Jan- 5th Feb
NACCOM conference- 4th Feb (for all those in the NACCOM network)
Family Night- Sat 25th Feb
We’ve also got our New Year Appeal, Boaz 2012, going on this year as well as continued opportunities to get involved with hosting, volunteering and donating. Have a look through the website and get in touch if you want to be part of Boaz this year. We’d love to chat!