October 17, 2017
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Freshly leeked – Veg Pledge is back!

Following its very successful launch in early summer, we are running another Veg Pledge to raise funds for our Destitute Asylum Seeker Service shopping budget programme.  Through this programme, we give small amounts of cash to help destitute asylum seekers in … Continue reading

June 1, 2017
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New refugees and destitution

You are an asylum seeker in Glasgow. You have been in the asylum process for several years, working to persuade the Home Office that your claim for asylum is genuine and that you cannot return to your home country. Finally … Continue reading

May 22, 2017
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Veg pledge for asylum seekers

Unfortunately, many people within the UK’s asylum process experience destitution. The Refugee Survival Trust’s Destitute Asylum Seeker Service is a lifeline for these individuals; we provide comprehensive support, including organising accommodation, bus pass vouchers and legal advice to help them … Continue reading

February 1, 2017
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Inquiry into destitution and asylum in Scotland

Guest post by Katharine Weatherhead Last week, on 25 January 2017, the Equalities and Human Rights Committee announced that an inquiry into destitution and asylum in Scotland is underway. Let’s look at some elements of the inquiry. What is the … Continue reading

January 27, 2017
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Destitute refugee children in Scotland a growing concern

Analysis of the destitution grants awarded by RST over the 9 months from April to December 2016 show that the number of children we are supporting continues to increase. 20% of the grant applications over this period included children – … Continue reading

January 23, 2017
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Destitution in Scotland

Asylum seekers are at risk of destitution throughout the asylum process, particularly when their asylum claim is refused and their support is withdrawn. An unknown number of asylum seekers live in Scotland, sometimes for years, without income, failing to reach … Continue reading