A Glasgow Nativity

Winter is hard for all of us, but it’s particularly difficult for women seeking asylum in Scotland who are caring for a new born baby or just about to give birth. These young women face challenges much greater than the Scottish weather: poor living conditions, a tiny income to support themselves and their baby, the anxiety of not knowing what happened to family left behind and uncertainty over their future.

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Church donates £5,000 to support pregnant women and new mothers seeking sanctuary

Like all people seeking asylum in the UK, pregnant women and new mothers are living on a very low income that makes regular bus use impossible. This can lead to isolation and can make it difficult to access vital support such as food banks and legal meetings about their asylum claim.

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

Destitute asylum seeker in Scotland

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.

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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.

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We are recruiting! Policy and fundraising professionals please apply!

We’re delighted to announce that we are now recruiting for two new positions within our team at the Refugee Survival Trust in Glasgow: Policy and Research Officer We’re looking for an experienced, talented and enthusiastic Policy and Research Officer to manage and develop RST’s policy work to enable the organisation…

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Rebecca’s Running for Refugees – Raising money & awareness for refugees who face destitution & in support of the amazing work of RST

Following the recent RST post which highlighted the increased need for destitution grants and the potential risk of losing destitution grants in the future, I felt compelled to respond and find a way to raise funds for this incredible charity. The thought of what might happen to people if they…

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