Asylum Seekers / Refugees

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The Scottish Refugee Council has joined forces with The National Lottery Community Fund to distribute £1.5 million in National Lottery funding for projects that help New Scots feel at home in their communities. The Participating in the Funding Process Project will award grants to grassroots gr

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A distinct route to accommodation, support and care in Scotland is now available to people displaced by the invasion of Ukraine.

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East Lothian Council is making progress in housing three families initially in its response to the Afghan resettlement scheme. The council's cabinet met remotely yesterday to provide an update in relation to provisions being made to the earlier commitment to participate in the Afghan Relocation Assi

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Orkney Islands Council (OIC) is appealing for registered private landlords who hold family accommodation that would be suitable for Afghan families, to come forward. Councillors recently gave their support to assisting Afghan households if at all possible, and agreed to approve seeking two priv

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Victoria Atkins, the UK minister in charge of resettling Afghan refugees, has urged Scottish councils to house more families amid growing concerns over a lack of homes available in England. It has been revealed that the Home Office may need to use Airbnb properties as shelter for the refugees, with

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A group of social justice lawyers based in Glasgow have secured on behalf of asylum seekers in Scotland the right to access legal aid for representation in tribunal appeals, where they face eviction from housing provided by the Home Office. The Glasgow Social Justice Lawyers came together in summer

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More Scottish local authorities are to assist Afghan families moving to the UK under a government relocation scheme.   Aberdeen City Council is among a number of local authorities that will support families across the UK during their temporary resettlement. 

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