Inquiry into destitution and asylum in Scotland

Guest post by Katharine Weatherhead Last week, on 25 January 2017, the Equalities and Human Rights Committee announced that an inquiry into destitution and asylum in Scotland is underway. Let’s look at some elements of the inquiry. What is the Equalities and Human Rights Committee? It is a committee of…

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RST provided over 200 destitution grants between April and June this year

RST’s destitution grants April – June 2016 RST provided 212 destitution grants from April to June 2016, supporting 334 people and totalling £16,278. The average grant was £77. The average monthly spend was £5,426. [Click image to enlarge]  Key facts 73% of lead applicants were male 77% of applicants were…

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RST supported over 200 children in 2015-16. This should not be happening.

We recently posted information and figures about the destitution grants we provided in 2015-16 (read more here). RST’s information and comments were subsequently included in The National article: ‘Groups line up to damn way asylum system lets kids down‘ on 12th May 2015. Read the article to find out more.  …

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Charity single in support of RST – available to download now

RST was delighted to be invited to the Launch of the EP What We’ve Got / Four Hours by the Edinburgh based musicians Paper Rifles and Billy Liar on Saturday evening at the Southside Social in Edinburgh. Over ten acts performed at the sold out gig and the message was…

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Give someone a bus pass this Christmas and support a destitute asylum seeker

Why not get your friends and family something that will make a huge difference this Christmas? Buy them an RST winter bus pass (or two!) and help a destitute asylum seeker attend important meetings, and participate in community events whatever the weather this winter. Donate £6 per bus pass via…

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