Asylum seekers / refugees
MSPs are calling for a national strategy to alleviate the situation of hundreds of people with insecure immigration status in Scotland from becoming destitute.
Published 23 May 2017
Govan Law Centre (GLC) is to launch a Glasgow Asylum Seekers Project with a particular focus on housing, health and the living conditions of asylum seekers and their families and children in the city.
Published 12 May 2017
Glasgow is home to more asylum seekers than any other local authority area in the UK, research has found.
Published 11 April 2017
A new report from the British Red Cross has exposed how refused asylum seekers are trapped in a life of destitution in Scotland.
Published 6 March 2017
The state of some asylum accommodation provided by Home Office contractors throughout the UK has been branded “disgraceful” by MPs.
Published 31 January 2017
Ways in which Scottish public services can help asylum seekers facing destitution are to be investigated by MSPs on Holyrood’s equalities and human rights committee.
Published 25 January 2017
Housing associations and co-operatives across Scotland have shown an overwhelming act of solidarity and humanity as they pledge up to 350 homes for vulnerable families being relocated to the UK as part of the Vulnerable Person Relocation (VPR) scheme run by the UK government.
Published 25 November 2016
Housing policy officer Gail Ward has been named Employee of the Year by Highland Council for the care and compassion she has shown in welcoming Syrian refugees to the region and her work to ease the impact welfare reform.
Published 23 November 2016
Scotland has welcomed more than 1,200 Syrian refugees since the first flight arrived in Glasgow one year ago, according to the Scottish Government.
Published 18 November 2016
North Lanarkshire Council’s Syrian Resettlement Project Team scooped the ‘Team of the Year’ for excellence in housing by the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland.
Published 16 November 2016
A new guide to ensure refugees’ right to quality accommodation is upheld has been issued to housing professionals.
Published 26 August 2016
Keith Vaz, the chairman of the House of Commons Home Affairs committee, has said that Scotland has “led the way” in the UK’s efforts to resettle refugees fleeing the war in Syria.
Published 4 August 2016
Over 100 football fans came together for a community football tournament to welcome refugees and asylum seekers to Glasgow.
Published 10 May 2016
Plans to offer a home in Orkney to Syrian refugees took a further step forward last week as councillors recommended that two properties currently held for student accommodation be used to house the two families that could be resettled here.
Published 29 March 2016
Helping the homeless people on our streets and helping those who are suffering unimaginable tragedies in their home countries are not mutually exclusive. It is not a choice between one or the other.
Published 19 November 2015