Scottish Refugee Council
The Everyone Home Collective of influential charity and academic sector organisations working to end homelessness will start consulting from Monday on the second in a series of Route Maps designed to permanently end rough sleeping and destitution in Scotland as the country emerges from the pandemic.
Published 11 August 2020
Scottish Refugee Council CEO Sabir Zazai reveals anger over ‘abject failures’ of the Home Office and discusses how hostile asylum policies are out of touch with Scottish public opinion.
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
The Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) to work alongside housing associations to increase the housing options and quality of housing available to people it supports.
Published 14 April 2020
The Home Office has confirmed that all evictions and terminations of asylum support have been paused for three months.
Published 2 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
Immediate and fundamental reform of the asylum system is required to prevent lock-change evictions, destitution and street homelessness of some of the most vulnerable people in Scotland, according to a new report.
Published 14 February 2020
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