Church donates £5,000 to support pregnant women and new mothers seeking sanctuary

The Catholic Church has donated a four-figure sum this Christmas to the Refugee Survival Trust Bumps to Babies Bus Pass scheme, which will assist asylum-seeker women who are heavily pregnant or have a newborn with free travel for 10 weeks, allowing them have better access to vital facilities and appointments….

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Statement from Refugee Survival Trust on Glasgow’s Imminent Lock Change Evictions

The Refugee Survival Trust (RST) is deeply disappointed by the recent Court of Appeals decision to allow the eviction of people seeking protection in Glasgow. This action, at this time of year, will make life even more unbearable for vulnerable, at-risk people. RST has provided vital support for this group…

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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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