The staff of housing services provider Mears have been praised by a prominent leader in the Scottish asylum community after a year in which the company and staff helped fund goods and services worth more than £430,000 to a leading Scottish charity. As a result, more than 160 children from the
A COVID-19 case has been confirmed at the McLays Guest House in Glasgow. Three others staying at the Guest House are symptomatic and coronavirus tests are being arranged. Residents at McLays Guest House have told Positive Action in Housing (PAIH) that Mears will not test them for COVID-19 unless the
Hotels are likely to still be used for emergency accommodation for asylum seekers in Glasgow for at least another four months, according to reports.
Hundreds of families in temporary accommodation in east London have had their rent reduced by around 60% after a four-year campaign against their corporate social landlord Mears.
Scottish Greens councillor Kim Long has launched a new campaign for asylum seeker housing to be operated by the local authority and the third sector. The #WelcomeHome campaign comes after the death of two people in the past two months and mounting concerns about living conditions for asylum seekers
No more asylum seekers will be sent to Glasgow as the local authority attempts to “ease the pressures” on the city after last month’s knife attack and mounting concerns about living conditions for people in hotels during lockdown
Report finds Mears had been fined for missing targets to find long-term accommodation for asylum seekers
Warnings about the adverse effect that placing asylum seekers in hotels and serviced apartments for long periods of time could have on their wellbeing were issued long before Mears moved hundreds of people from their homes in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
A dozen housing associations in Glasgow are in talks with Mears for the future provision of accommodation for asylum seekers who were moved into hotels at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis.
Housing services provider and maintenance group Mears has reported a pre-tax loss of £62 million in 2019 as it continues its exit from the domiciliary care business.
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.
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
Housing and social care provider Mears Group has launched an independent scrutiny board to be chaired by former Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) CEO, Terrie Alafat. The board, one part of a new resident engagement model, will have the right to roam across Mears, will sit equally alongside the PL
Development specialist Mears New Homes has won a new contract with North Lanarkshire Council.
Tenants and residents from across North Lanarkshire came together for North Lanarkshire Council's annual tenants' events earlier this month, held at Clyde Valley High School, Wishaw and Coatbridge High School. The successful conferences were packed with information, networking sessions and the famou
Mears has promised that it will not subject Glasgow-based asylum seekers who are waiting to receive a decision on their right to stay in the UK to lock-change evictions.