Asylum Seekers / Refugees

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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. A person is legally defined as destitute if (a) they do not have adequate accommodation or any means of obtaining it (whether or not

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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. A cross-sector response

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Highland Council Employee of the Year Gail Ward (centre) with council leader Margaret Davidson and awards host Norman MacLeod 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

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COSLA President Councillor O’Neill and Ms Constance chat to Syrian refugees during an Edinburgh project that provides English language lessons Scotland has welcomed more than 1,200 Syrian refugees since the first flight arrived in Glasgow one year ago, according to the Scottish Government.

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Event host Arlene Stuart of Radio Forth (far left) and Ronnie Hayton from award sponsor Click Networks (far right) with the housing team receiving the award (from left) Councillor Barry McCulloch, convener of housing; Lynda Stevenson, service delivery manager; Gillian Whitehead, area manager; Margar

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A new guide to ensure refugees’ right to quality accommodation is upheld has been issued to housing professionals. Published by the Scottish Refugee Council with the support of the Scottish Government and the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland, the updated guide aims to ensure that all refuge

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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. A number of housing options were put forward at a meeting o

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Mhairi Black 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.

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