Charities have reacted with alarm at reports that more than 300 men and women seeking asylum in Glasgow have been moved out of apartments and into hotels where they are worried that they can’t practice social distancing.
The Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) to work alongside housing associations to increase the housing options and quality of housing available to people it supports. The charity holds regular ‘Meet the Landlord’ events to provide its clients with the opportunity to meet directly with housing
Rona Macleod, a solicitor and associate at the Legal Services Agency (LSA), considers the case against Serco’s lock-change evictions post-Ali. For around eighteen months Legal Services Agency have been challenging lock change evictions in Glasgow Sheriff Court. We raised one of the first
A coalition of charities has called on Mears, Serco and the Home Office requesting an end to evictions from asylum accommodation during the COVID-19 crisis. In order to protect everybody during this time, the #StopLockChangeEvictions coalition is seeking assurance that alongside no evictions, that t
Asylum seekers affected by the Serco ‘lock-change’ evictions in Glasgow can remain in their homes for another three months after Govan Law Centre (GLC) secured a further suspension of appeal cases. The long-running legal battle began in July 2018 when asylum accommodation provider Serco
Immediate and fundamental reform of the asylum system is required to prevent lock-change evictions, destitution and street homelessness of some of the most vulnerable people in Scotland, according to a new report.
Members of The Highland Council have hailed the success of both its Syrian refugee settlement programme and its tenant participation and engagement in Badenoch and Strathspey. The council said it is delighted with how well Highland communities have welcomed families who have endured the most horrifi
Young carers going through the immigration process will be able to apply for the Scottish Government’s Young Carer Grant without fear of it risking their immigration status. The change follows lengthy discussions between the Scottish and UK governments to amend Home Office regulations.
Positive Action in Housing has been awarded more than £30,000 of funding from the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust to carry out its education programme for those from refugee, new migrant and other BAME communities facing barriers to living in the private rented sector (PRS). Glasgow-bas
Nearly 150 asylum seekers facing imminent homelessness in Glasgow will be given urgent, intensive advocacy support from local organisations, supported by a further funding package from the Scottish Government. Ministers have announced a £252,000 funding package to organisations to help ensure