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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Press release: Lock change evictions ruled lawful

Wednesday 13th November, 2019 Refugee Survival Trust fears a humanitarian crisis on Glasgow’s streets, as lock change evictions of asylum seekers approved by Court of Session. A humanitarian catastrophe created by the UK Home Office and Serco, its former housing contractor, will force hundreds of vulnerable asylum seekers onto the…

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Invitation to Tender: Destitute Asylum Seeker Service Evaluation

The Refugee Survival Trust wishes to commission an evaluation of the Destitute Asylum Seeker Service (DASS). The project ran for an initial cycle of just over 3 years (from October 2014 to August 2018) and has now been refunded for a further 3 years. The evaluation will focus on the…

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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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Refugee charities call for urgent action to tackle asylum destitution in Scotland

Human rights based strategy needed to support people refused asylum in Scotland New research into the shocking levels of destitution experienced by people seeking asylum has identified an urgent need for a national action plan to tackle asylum and migrant destitution in Scotland. The research, coordinated by the Destitute Asylum…

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