Scottish Refugee Council
Scotland’s highest civil court has found that lock-change evictions of asylum seekers without court orders are lawful in a judgment whose implications are "deeply concerning".
Published 14 November 2019
Asylum seekers facing eviction proceedings in Glasgow have been given a temporary reprieve by a court.
Published 30 September 2019
Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) hosted an event on the impact of homelessness on refugees yesterday.
Published 26 September 2019
At a major international summit taking place in Glasgow this week, the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and international charities will call for the Home Office to enable a humanitarian safety net in Scotland for those who sought refugee protection and are unable to receive homelessness support because of their immigration status.
Published 4 September 2019
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
The fight against Serco’s lock-change evictions in Glasgow continues with fifty evictions now blocked by Glasgow Sheriff Court.
Published 9 August 2019
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
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
A coalition of charities has urged Serco to bring an end to its lock-change evictions of asylum seekers, days before the private housing provider is expected to enter the first premises in Glasgow, until the legality of the action is clarified in law.
Published 10 July 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
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
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
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
The Scottish Government has responded to the threat of asylum seekers in Glasgow facing homelessness and destitution with emergency funding which will allow charities to provide support until their legal options have been exhausted.
Published 9 August 2018