Asylum Seekers / Refugees

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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

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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.

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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

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Plans by private housing provider Serco to evict hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow were known by senior managers at Glasgow City Council for months, according to reports. The Home Office contractor issued the first in a series of lock-change orders at emergency accommodation through

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The Home Office has lodged its full defences with the Court of Session in the legal challenge against a series of lock-change orders issued to tenants refused asylum in the UK. The government department’s contractor Serco had planned to evict more than 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow before being fo

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The Church of Scotland has been awarded £130,000 in EU funding as part of an ambitious project to support refugee integration in Scotland. Through the multi-faith network, Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees (SFAR), and with partners the Scottish Refugee Council, WEA Scotland, The Bridges Programme

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The Scottish Government has responded to the threat of asylum seekers in Glasgow facing homelessness and ‎destitution with emergency funding which will allow charities to provide support until their legal options have been exhausted. It comes after Home Office housing provider Serco revealed plans

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Maryhill Housing Association has joined the growing list of Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) frustrating the planned evictions of over 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow by telling Serco that it cannot change its locks without consent. The Home Office contractor had issued lock-change orders to tenants

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Glasgow City Council has set up a taskforce in a bid to help up to 300 asylum seekers facing eviction in the city. It was revealed on Monday that Serco was to begin the first of six ‘lock change’ notices at accommodation which is home to asylum seekers, many of whom are fleeing war or persecutio

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