The Covid-19 crisis presents unique challenges for us all, and we have had to act quickly to change how we work. Our team is focused on delivering vital services for people seeking asylum who are destitute, homeless or vulnerable, by providing temporary accommodation and support, and through grants for emergency living expenses. Find out more…
Find out how we are adapting how we work in response to Coronavirus. Now more than ever, our emergency grants for asylum seekers and refugees facing destitution and homelessness are needed. So despite office closures, our Destitution Grants Program is still running, providing critical help at a time when many other support networks are not able to operate.
Winter is hard for all of us, but it’s particularly difficult for women seeking asylum in Scotland who are caring for a new born baby or just about to give birth. These young women face challenges much greater than the Scottish weather: poor living conditions, a tiny income to support themselves and their baby, the anxiety of not knowing what happened to family left behind and uncertainty over their future.
The Refugee Survival Trust is able to offer some asylum seekers and refugees the chance to volunteer in our office for a short internship. We always learn so much from our interns and hugely appreciate how they contribute to our work. In this blog, Esther shares the challenges of arriving in Glasgow and the difference that she has made as a volunteer.
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.