Scottish Refugee Council
New Gorbals Housing Association has promised to reverse any attempt by Serco to change locks on its properties as part of efforts to prevent the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow.
Published 19 July 2019
A coalition of charities has urged Serco to bring an end to its lock-change evictions of asylum seekers, days before the private housing provider is expected to enter the first premises in Glasgow, until the legality of the action is clarified in law.
Published 10 July 2019
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.
Published 15 April 2019
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.
Published 6 March 2019
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.
Published 5 March 2019
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.
Published 9 January 2019
The Church of Scotland has been awarded £130,000 in EU funding as part of an ambitious project to support refugee integration in Scotland.
Published 16 October 2018
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.
Published 9 August 2018
Grants totalling £1.6 million will fund innovative services aimed at tackling homelessness and improving housing, particularly for the most vulnerable.
Published 22 January 2018
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.
Published 10 January 2018
The state of some asylum accommodation provided by Home Office contractors throughout the UK has been branded “disgraceful” by MPs.
Published 31 January 2017
A new guide to ensure refugees’ right to quality accommodation is upheld has been issued to housing professionals.
Published 26 August 2016
A committee of MPs is to launch an inquiry into the Home Office’s outsourcing of asylum seeker housing to private companies across the UK.
Published 23 March 2016
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has repeated calls for an independent investigation into allegations over the way asylum seekers are treated and housed in Glasgow.
Published 2 March 2016
Calls for new welfare at Holyrood to be used to redress some the “devastating” impacts of benefit sanctions on women will be heard by MSPs today.
Published 2 June 2015