How we help asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland to integrate
When an asylum seeker or refugee has their basic needs met, our focus moves from surviving to thriving.
We have several programmes to support asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland to build connections in their new home and fulfil their potential individually and as members of the community.
Ways we support asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland to connect with other people in the community:
1. Access to Education and Employment Grants help 1. to overcome barriers that might otherwise prevent asylum seekers and refugees from undertaking study and work opportunities.
2. Office Internships give refugees the opportunity to volunteer with us, carrying out a small project to develop their skills, experience UK office culture and gain a professional reference.
Check out these films about how we have supported refugees to connect with other people and feel at home here in Scotland.
In the Same Boat with Gisella and Natasha
“People talk about refugees in very specific ways. I feel that these are real people living here that will have so much more to them than just their status.”
Glasgow Welcomes a Party
“Our mission is to make sure that there is a support network for people who are destitute”