August 26, 2016
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RST is recruiting for Board Members!

An opportunity to make a difference for asylum seekers and refugees. Refugee Survival Trust is currently recruiting for the roles of Trustees and Chair of the Board of Trustees.  If you would like to find out more about these roles … Continue reading

August 21, 2016
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A Night at Edinburgh’s Festival of Politics: Scottish Solutions to the Refugee Crisis

This is a guest post by Katharine T. Weatherhead The opening night of Edinburgh’s Festival of Politics on 18 August 2016 saw prominent politicians and organisations come together at the Scottish Parliament to discuss ‘Scottish Solutions to the Refugee Crisis’. … Continue reading

August 4, 2016
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DASS is recruiting for a Destitution Adviser!

August 2016:  DASS is recruiting for a new part-time Destitution Adviser.  Check out Scottish Refugee Council’s jobs page for details of this post and how to apply.  Closing date for applications is 15th August.

August 4, 2016
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Farewell Diana!

August 2016 Diana Rix, our Coordinator since June 2014, is leaving RST to move abroad. In her time with us, Diana has made an enormous contribution to RST by working tirelessly with our volunteers to raise funds and increase awareness … Continue reading

July 26, 2016
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RST provided over 200 destitution grants between April and June this year

RST’s destitution grants April – June 2016 RST provided 212 destitution grants from April to June 2016, supporting 334 people and totalling £16,278. The average grant was £77. The average monthly spend was £5,426. [Click image to enlarge]  Key facts … Continue reading

May 20, 2016
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Why does RST give so many grants to new refugees?

Because unfortunately, it is needed. Many people who have been granted refugee status face destitution immediately due to a fault in the system. This is when refugees understandably believe that the chances of being made destitute by the asylum system … Continue reading

May 20, 2016
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RST supported over 200 children in 2015-16. This should not be happening.

We recently posted information and figures about the destitution grants we provided in 2015-16 (read more here). RST’s information and comments were subsequently included in The National article: ‘Groups line up to damn way asylum system lets kids down‘ on 12th … Continue reading