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

The Catholic Church has donated a four-figure sum this Christmas to the Refugee Survival Trust Bumps to Babies Bus Pass scheme, which will assist asylum-seeker women who are heavily pregnant or have a newborn with free travel for 10 weeks, allowing them have better access to vital facilities and appointments….

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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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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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Destitute asylum seekers in Scotland to lose safety net when Destitution Grants programme is suspended

The Refugee Survival Trust, a small Scottish charity supporting asylum seekers and refugees, has today written to its partners to inform them that after many years of continuous operation, it will most likely be forced to suspend applications to its Destitution Grants programme at the end of the month. RST’s…

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