A Glasgow Nativity

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.

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Refugee Voice: “As a volunteer I can help others, also I can improve my language “

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.

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

Like all people seeking asylum in the UK, pregnant women and new mothers are living on a very low income that makes regular bus use impossible. This can lead to isolation and can make it difficult to access vital support such as food banks and legal meetings about their asylum claim.

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

Destitute asylum seeker in Scotland

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.

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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.

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