Refugee charity calls for immediate suspension of migrant evictions

The Refugee Survival Trust is calling for the immediate suspension of evictions by Serco, the Home Office housing provider. Reports that vulnerable migrants are having their locks changed are a cause of grave concern, particularly reports that evictions are being targeted at the most vulnerable migrants. Evicting migrants and making…

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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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Refugee Survival Trust fears rise in asylum seeker destitution

The Refugee Survival Trust (RST) fears that the recent Court of Session ruling allowing the eviction of refused asylum seekers from Home Office accommodation could result in hundreds of people being made destitute and forced into street homelessness in Glasgow. The case against Home Office Scottish accommodation provider Serco to…

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Cheerio Rasha! / Could YOU be our next Chair?

After nearly two years as the Chair of RST, Rasha Tindal has stepped down. During her time on the Board RST has been through significant change, faced the highest demand for destitution grants in its 25 year history, and increased its number of staff. Thank you Rasha for all of…

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RST raises concerns about Immigration White Paper

The Refugee Survival Trust has raised concerns following the publication of the Government’s draft paper on The UK’s future skills-based Immigration System on Wednesday. The small Scottish-based charity welcomed a number of the proposals in the White Paper, including the commitment to consider carefully the arguments around allowing asylum seekers to work;…

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HR and Finance professionals: We Need You!

After many years of dedicated service, our treasurer and the head of our HR subgroup plan to stand down from our Board of Trustees before the end of the year, so we are now looking for enthusiastic individuals with expertise in HR and finance to fill this incredibly important knowledge…

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‘Evros: The Crossing River’ at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Katharine Thanks to Seemia Theatre, who kindly offered several complimentary tickets, Refugee Survival Trust volunteers and staff had the opportunity to watch Evros: The Crossing River at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The production, in which five actors and actresses played multiple roles, portrayed different experiences of fleeing conflict and…

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