Glasgow law centres, advice agencies and charities have come together to prevent the eviction of Glasgow asylum seekers. Private housing provider Serco sought to begin a series of lock-change evictions at accommodation housing more than 300 asylum seekers in the city last week.
The Scottish Government has published a new study of evidence to support the New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy 2018-2022. The study is intended to inform policy makers and people working with refugees and asylum seekers.
A legal bid to stop the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow will return to the courts after Govan Law Centre (GLC) confirmed it will appeal last month's Court of Session decision that the lock changes were not unlawful.
After the case to prevent failed asylum seekers being evicted without a court order was dismissed by the Court of Session, our sister publication Scottish Legal News takes a considered look at the judgment.
Scotland’s RSLs will do what they can to support asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow following an eviction legal ruling, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said. A case against plans by Home Office private housing contractor Serco to prevent failed asylum seekers bei
Campaigners have raised fears over a fresh wave of asylum seeker evictions after a legal bid to prevent failed asylum seekers being evicted without a court order was dismissed by Scotland’s highest court. The case against the Home Office and its contractor Serco was launched in the name of two
Glasgow could become the first city in the UK to pilot changes to the asylum process after a multi-agency taskforce recommended a number of proposed reforms. The city is keen to lead the way on proposed changes to the existing system agreed by partners on its Asylum Taskforce, which includes the Hom
Plans to deploy immigration officials to Dublin’s lead homelessness agency have been approved by Cabinet. The move was agreed by ministers last Tuesday because of an increase in the number of non-EU nationals presenting as homeless, the Sunday Independent reports.
New research into the levels of destitution experienced by people seeking asylum has identified an urgent need for a national action plan to tackle asylum and migrant destitution in Scotland. The research, coordinated by the Destitute Asylum Seeker Service, a Glasgow-based project coordinated by the
Local government body COSLA has issued new guidance on the rights of migrants to services provided by local authorities in Scotland. The guidance explores how councils can provide support for vulnerable people who are classed under UK immigration law as having no recourse to public funds.
The private housing provider at the centre of controversy over its plans to evict hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow has lost its asylum accommodation contract for Scotland. Serco will no longer provide the housing from September this year after the Home Office awarded the contract t