2021 Winter Appeal ❄️

It’s winter, it’s cold, it’s more difficult to walk or cycle, it is important not to become isolated. Travel is expensive and the Home Office allowance is not enough to pay for this. For destitute and homeless people who are refugees and/or seeking asylum, everyday living is extremely difficult. How…

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The UK’s Responsibility to Refugees – a letter from our CEO

The situation in Afghanistan is heart breaking to witness. We also know that many people here in Scotland are living with fear and uncertainty for their loved ones who are still in Afghanistan.  Scotland is a generous and welcoming place, and we have been heartened to see and receive many generous offers of help from Scottish people.   Whilst we welcome the UK Government’s announcement to re-settle 5,000 Afghans…

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Could you provide a Wee Welcome?

Are you proud to live in a welcoming, multicultural Glasgow? We are recruiting 2 volunteers to help our Volunteer Engagement Officer to lead our Wee Welcome parent-toddler group.

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“I felt like I had a new life with DASS”

Nsimba, a previous guest in the Destitute Asylum Seeker Service (DASS) accommodation from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, tells us her story. “I originally arrived in March 2007 in Glasgow. “In 2010 all my asylum support was stopped. I didn’t have money, no food, no accommodation, everything was stopped….

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“They have smiles on their faces after moving to our accommodation”

RST Accommodation Worker Dodee Olangi tells us about her daily work on the DASS project. “I joined RST as an accommodation worker in 2016. When I got this job, I was really happy meeting and helping people especially vulnerable ones and considering my previous studies in medicine back in Congo,…

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A wheely good day with Bike for Good

I’ve been living in Glasgow since November 2018 and I was lucky enough to attend my first Bike for Good workshop in January 2019. 16 of us were present at the session. Although the weather was rainy in the morning so we could not go outside to ride bikes, we went downstairs and…

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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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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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