Asylum seekers / refugees



Court of Session to hear appeal into Serco lock-change evictions ruling

A legal bid to stop Serco’s eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow will return to the Court of Session today as an appeal into a ruling that the housing provider’s lock-change policy was not unlawful gets under way.

Published 28 August 2019

Living Rent holds 'lock-in' to highlight council's 'failure' to protect Glasgow asylum seekers

Tenants' union Living Rent held a symbolic 'lock-in' at Glasgow City Council on Tuesday and sent a letter of demands urging the local authority to take responsibility for asylum seekers facing eviction via lock changes by Serco.

Published 21 August 2019

Fifty lock-change evictions blocked by Glasgow Sheriff Court

The fight against Serco’s lock-change evictions in Glasgow continues with fifty evictions now blocked by Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Published 9 August 2019

Campaigners disrupt Caledonian Sleeper in Serco lock-change protest

Campaigners disrupted the Serco-operated Caledonian Sleeper rail service last night to protest against the contractor’s lock-changes on 300 asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow.

Published 8 August 2019

Fundraiser and campaign event held to help prevent Serco evictions

The 'No Evictions' movement fighting against the Serco evictions of people living in asylum accommodation has created a fundraiser GoFundMe page with the monetary aim of reaching £1,000 to aid their campaign.

Published 2 August 2019

Scottish Human Rights Commission to intervene in Serco lock-change evictions

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has been granted leave to intervene in the continuing legal challenge to the “serious human rights implications” of Serco's lock-change policy.

Published 30 July 2019

Serco evictions begin as two asylum seekers locked out of Glasgow properties

Two people have been evicted from Serco properties in Glasgow as the private contractor began its mass lock-change policy on asylum seekers in the city.

Published 29 July 2019

Bill lodged by MP to ensure protection for Glasgow’s asylum seekers

A Glasgow MP has presented a Bill to the UK Parliament this week to protect asylum seekers from eviction.

Published 26 July 2019

New Gorbals pledges to reverse lock-changes on its properties

New Gorbals Housing Association has promised to reverse any attempt by Serco to change locks on its properties as part of efforts to prevent the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow.

Published 19 July 2019

Further interim interdicts granted against Serco evictions

Glasgow law centres, advice agencies and charities have come together to prevent the eviction of Glasgow asylum seekers.

Published 16 July 2019

Glasgow housing associations urged to take action against asylum seekers accommodation providers

Housing associations have responded to calls for them to take action against the private housing contractors providing accommodation for asylum seekers in Glasgow.

Published 11 July 2019

Serco to resume lock change evictions against Glasgow asylum seekers

Private housing provider Serco has announced it will resume lock change evictions against asylum seekers in Glasgow next week.

Published 13 June 2019

Refugee integration evidence study published by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has published a new study of evidence to support the New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy 2018-2022.

Published 31 May 2019

Chartered Institute of Housing calls for pause on Serco evictions

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has called on private housing provider Serco to pause lock change evictions against asylum seekers in Glasgow pending a court appeal.

Published 3 May 2019

Serco to be challenged in court over asylum seeker evictions again

A legal bid to stop the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow will return to the courts after Govan Law Centre (GLC) confirmed it will appeal last month's Court of Session decision that the lock changes were not unlawful.

Published 2 May 2019