Jeremy Corbyn Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will today meet asylum seeker families in Glasgow threatened with eviction by outsourcing giant Serco and call for such services to be delivered by not for profit public bodies.
Asylum Seekers / Refugees
Mike Dailly Govan Law Centre (GLC) has commenced additional legal proceedings at Scotland’s Supreme Court on behalf of an Iraqi asylum seeker threatened with eviction by Serco.
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
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
A protest held against Secro's lock change programme in Glasgow Housing provider Serco has said it will “pause” issuing lock-change orders to tenants refused asylum in the UK ahead of a court challenge following pressure from campaigners, charities and housing associations.
A protest held against Secro's lock change programme in Glasgow Home Office housing provider Serco has denied that moves to change the locks at the accommodation of asylum seekers in Glasgow will trigger a humanitarian crisis.
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
David Bookbinder The firm behind “crude and cruel” plans to change locks and evict up to 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow who have been told they have no right to stay in the UK is under increasing pressure to suspend the action.
CIH vice president Jim Strang Chartered Institute of Housing vice president Jim Strang reacts to news that hundreds of asylum seekers in Glasgow face eviction.
Around 300 refugees in Glasgow could be made homeless from today when a private company begins a programme of changing locks to emergency accommodation. Serco will issue a first six ‘lock change’ notices today at refugee accommodation housing asylum seeker families and lone men and women, many o
A night shelter for asylum seekers or refugees could open in Glasgow if plans are approved by the city council. Glasgow Night Shelter has submitted a planning application for the new facility on the corner of Fairley Street and Carmichael Street.
A new strategy has been developed with the help of more than 700 asylum seekers and refugees to help them settle into communities across Scotland. The main aims on the New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy, which has been endorsed by the United Nations Refugee Agency, are to provide education, hous
Scotland’s local authorities have been praised for their work to provide a safe home for refugee families as the country marked the arrival of the 2000th refugee through the Syrian Resettlement Programme, three years ahead of schedule. Supported by COSLA, Scottish councils have met their goal to r
A Church of Scotland minister has called for two new towns to be built in the Highlands that will house refugees. The Rev Dr Rory MacLeod said that two new settlements in the Highlands taking 100,000 refugees each would help tackle the region’s depopulation problems.
An Edinburgh project that provides English language lessons to Syrian refugees More than a quarter of all Syrian refugees who have arrived in the UK in the past two years have settled north of the Border.