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risk of destitution throughout the asylum process, particularly when their asylum claim is refused and their support is withdrawn.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

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

March 18, 2016
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Tickets to the Big Welcome! Concert on Saturday 26th March

Get your ticket’s for the Big Welcome! Concert at Haddington Corn Exchange on Saturday 26th March in support of RST here or in person from Peter Potter Gallery or Kelsey’s Bookshop in Haddington. Line up includes: Barbara Scott mezzo soprano … Continue reading

February 1, 2016
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Charity single in support of RST – available to download now

RST was delighted to be invited to the Launch of the EP What We’ve Got / Four Hours by the Edinburgh based musicians Paper Rifles and Billy Liar on Saturday evening at the Southside Social in Edinburgh. Over ten acts … Continue reading

December 17, 2015
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Give someone a bus pass this Christmas and support a destitute asylum seeker

Why not get your friends and family something that will make a huge difference this Christmas? Buy them an RST winter bus pass (or two!) and help a destitute asylum seeker attend important meetings, and participate in community events whatever … Continue reading