Asylum seekers / refugees
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
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
Case report: Asylum seekers’ legal challenge to housing provider’s ‘unlawful’ lock-changing protocol fails
After the case to prevent failed asylum seekers being evicted without a court order was dismissed by the Court of Session, our sister publication Scottish Legal News takes a considered look at the judgment.
Published 17 April 2019
Scotland’s RSLs will do what they can to support asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow following an eviction legal ruling, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.
Published 16 April 2019
Campaigners have raised fears over a fresh wave of asylum seeker evictions after a legal bid to prevent failed asylum seekers being evicted without a court order was dismissed by Scotland’s highest court.
Published 15 April 2019
Glasgow could become the first city in the UK to pilot changes to the asylum process after a multi-agency taskforce recommended a number of proposed reforms.
Published 6 March 2019
Plans to deploy immigration officials to Dublin’s lead homelessness agency have been approved by Cabinet.
Published 6 March 2019
New research into the levels of destitution experienced by people seeking asylum has identified an urgent need for a national action plan to tackle asylum and migrant destitution in Scotland.
Published 5 March 2019
Local government body COSLA has issued new guidance on the rights of migrants to services provided by local authorities in Scotland.
Published 28 February 2019
The private housing provider at the centre of controversy over its plans to evict hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow has lost its asylum accommodation contract for Scotland.
Published 9 January 2019
Plans by private housing provider Serco to evict hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow were known by senior managers at Glasgow City Council for months, according to reports.
Published 4 December 2018
The Home Office has lodged its full defences with the Court of Session in the legal challenge against a series of lock-change orders issued to tenants refused asylum in the UK.
Published 19 November 2018
The Church of Scotland has been awarded £130,000 in EU funding as part of an ambitious project to support refugee integration in Scotland.
Published 16 October 2018
An organisation that supports asylum seekers in Glasgow is to benefit from extra funding from the Scottish Government in light of recent eviction proposals.
Published 4 October 2018
CIH senior policy adviser John Perry takes a more detailed look at the background to the recent Serco contract issues in relation to accommodation for asylum seekers.
Published 14 September 2018