“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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Become an RST Trustee!

  Would you like to make a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society? The Refugee Survival Trust is recruiting for new board members! We are looking for enthusiastic board members who have the motivation and time to commit around 6-10 hours per…

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Access to Education and Employment grants re-opened

We are delighted to announce that the Refugee Survival Trust is once again welcoming applications to our Access to Education and Employment (A to EE) grants programme. A to EE grants are made to refugees and asylum seekers who need a small amount of money in order to attend college…

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