Hotels are likely to still be used for emergency accommodation for asylum seekers in Glasgow for at least another four months, according to reports.
Published 18 August 2020
Hundreds of families in temporary accommodation in east London have had their rent reduced by around 60% after a four-year campaign against their corporate social landlord Mears.
Published 17 August 2020
Scottish Greens councillor Kim Long has launched a new campaign for asylum seeker housing to be operated by the local authority and the third sector.
Published 15 July 2020
No more asylum seekers will be sent to Glasgow as the local authority attempts to “ease the pressures” on the city after last month’s knife attack and mounting concerns about living conditions for people in hotels during lockdown
Published 7 July 2020
Report finds Mears had been fined for missing targets to find long-term accommodation for asylum seekers
Warnings about the adverse effect that placing asylum seekers in hotels and serviced apartments for long periods of time could have on their wellbeing were issued long before Mears moved hundreds of people from their homes in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 6 July 2020
A dozen housing associations in Glasgow are in talks with Mears for the future provision of accommodation for asylum seekers who were moved into hotels at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis.
Published 25 June 2020
Housing services provider and maintenance group Mears has reported a pre-tax loss of £62 million in 2019 as it continues its exit from the domiciliary care business.
Published 28 May 2020
Charities have reacted with alarm at reports that more than 300 men and women seeking asylum in Glasgow have been moved out of apartments and into hotels where they are worried that they can’t practice social distancing.
Published 23 April 2020
A coalition of charities has called on Mears, Serco and the Home Office requesting an end to evictions from asylum accommodation during the COVID-19 crisis.
Published 26 March 2020
Housing and social care provider Mears Group has launched an independent scrutiny board to be chaired by former Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) CEO, Terrie Alafat.
Published 7 February 2020
Development specialist Mears New Homes has won a new contract with North Lanarkshire Council.
Published 28 November 2019
Tenants and residents from across North Lanarkshire came together for North Lanarkshire Council's annual tenants' events earlier this month, held at Clyde Valley High School, Wishaw and Coatbridge High School.
Published 26 November 2019
Mears has promised that it will not subject Glasgow-based asylum seekers who are waiting to receive a decision on their right to stay in the UK to lock-change evictions.
Published 17 September 2019
Castlemilk’s memorial garden has been given a fresh new paint makeover thanks to Ardenglen Housing Association.
Published 5 September 2019
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