Statement from Refugee Survival Trust on Glasgow’s Imminent Lock Change Evictions

The Refugee Survival Trust (RST) is deeply disappointed by the recent Court of Appeals decision to allow the eviction of people seeking protection in Glasgow. This action, at this time of year, will make life even more unbearable for vulnerable, at-risk people. RST has provided vital support for this group…

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Help us provide emergency grants to asylum seekers in Glasgow facing homelessness on the streets this winter

With the coldest winter in 30 years predicted in the UK this Christmas, we are deeply concerned for vulnerable women and men faced with impending lock-change evictions and homelessness on the streets of Glasgow this winter.  Cath McGee, manager of our Destitute Asylum Seeker Service explains more in this short film. This Christmas, we’re appealing for…

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Press release: Lock change evictions ruled lawful

Wednesday 13th November, 2019 Refugee Survival Trust fears a humanitarian crisis on Glasgow’s streets, as lock change evictions of asylum seekers approved by Court of Session. A humanitarian catastrophe created by the UK Home Office and Serco, its former housing contractor, will force hundreds of vulnerable asylum seekers onto the…

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Expertise wasted and deteriorating mental health: asylum seekers in Glasgow reveal the impact of the UK government’s ban on work (our recent press release)

Research by the Refugee Survival Trust, reveals the high level of skills going to waste as a result of the UK government ban on their right to work, and the long term impact of this ban on their mental health.  “Asylum seekers who are not allowed to work, have an…

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Lift the Ban – Scottish survey findings

Azita Jabbari, Policy and Research Officer at Refugee Survival Trust, reveals the outcome of their recent research in Glasgow Refugee Survival Trust (RST) would like to share the findings of a recent research project with you. This research, which collected quantitative and qualitative data, was conducted to complement similar research…

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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 our temporary project accommodation with their weekly shop. The people we…

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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 a decision is made – you have been granted refugee…

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