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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Could you provide a Wee Welcome?

Volunteers needed! Could you help to lead singing, creative activities or play sessions for young children and their parents? Do you have qualifications in Early Years childcare, or other experience of working with young children (they might be your own!)? Are you proud to live in a welcoming, multicultural Glasgow?…

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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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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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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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“A group of schoolchildren showed me that Scotland is my home”

by Alireza Mogharrabi, RST intern It was about 5 months ago that I arrived in the UK, where I did not know anybody. I have to say I received a warm welcome from staff at the airport but the only thing they were in charge of was putting a start…

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