Asylum seekers / refugees
Around 300 refugees in Glasgow could be made homeless from today when a private company begins a programme of changing locks to emergency accommodation.
Published 30 July 2018
A night shelter for asylum seekers or refugees could open in Glasgow if plans are approved by the city council.
Published 25 January 2018
A new strategy has been developed with the help of more than 700 asylum seekers and refugees to help them settle into communities across Scotland.
Published 10 January 2018
Scotland’s local authorities have been praised for their work to provide a safe home for refugee families as the country marked the arrival of the 2000th refugee through the Syrian Resettlement Programme, three years ahead of schedule.
Published 19 December 2017
A Church of Scotland minister has called for two new towns to be built in the Highlands that will house refugees.
Published 28 August 2017
More than a quarter of all Syrian refugees who have arrived in the UK in the past two years have settled north of the Border.
Published 24 July 2017
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlined the SNP’s key policies yesterday as the party leader revealed its manifesto for the upcoming general election.
Published 31 May 2017
Positive Action in Housing has welcomed a Holyrood committee’s report which found insecure immigration status to be a key aggravating factor leading to destitution.
Published 26 May 2017
MSPs are calling for a national strategy to alleviate the situation of hundreds of people with insecure immigration status in Scotland from becoming destitute.
Published 23 May 2017
Govan Law Centre (GLC) is to launch a Glasgow Asylum Seekers Project with a particular focus on housing, health and the living conditions of asylum seekers and their families and children in the city.
Published 12 May 2017
Glasgow is home to more asylum seekers than any other local authority area in the UK, research has found.
Published 11 April 2017
A new report from the British Red Cross has exposed how refused asylum seekers are trapped in a life of destitution in Scotland.
Published 6 March 2017
The state of some asylum accommodation provided by Home Office contractors throughout the UK has been branded “disgraceful” by MPs.
Published 31 January 2017
Ways in which Scottish public services can help asylum seekers facing destitution are to be investigated by MSPs on Holyrood’s equalities and human rights committee.
Published 25 January 2017
Housing associations and co-operatives across Scotland have shown an overwhelming act of solidarity and humanity as they pledge up to 350 homes for vulnerable families being relocated to the UK as part of the Vulnerable Person Relocation (VPR) scheme run by the UK government.
Published 25 November 2016