For latest news, go here

Who we are

An independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting refugees and migrants to rebuild their lives.

We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live stable and fulfilled lives, free from poverty, homelessness or inequality.

Annual Report 2016-17

What we do

We assist refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution to overcome crisis situations, for example, the removal of basic human rights such as refuge, shelter, the right to work or hold a bank account.

We provide proactive advice, emergency support and free shelter to those at risk of destitution through Room for Refugees.

We provide pre-eviction advice to asylum seekers about to be evicted from asylum accommodation.

We support migrants to know their rights, secure paid work and stabilise their lives. We assist established ethnic minority communities to overcome bad housing.

We support victims of racist harassment and hate crime, and successfully challenge council homelessness decisions.

We provide signposting, proactive casework, emergency humanitarian support to assist refugees and asylum seekers to rebuild their lives quickly and stand on their own resources.

We offer welfare advice and money skills to refugees and migrants to assist in their resettlement in Scotland. We provide volunteering and training.

We lead human rights campaigns and humanitarian appeals. We persistently challenge anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment, and the indefinite detention of innocent families and individuals. In all these areas we use our expertise to effect policy change.

We will help in all these ways until we have a society that treats everyone fairly, respects people’s human rights and leaves no one destitute.

Support our work

To continue this work, we depend on the financial support of government, charitable trusts, our members, trade unions and academic bodies and individuals from all sections of society.

Regular donations help us plan out support for those in greatest need. To give regularly, or a one off donation, go to

If you are an organisation sharing our values and would like to become a full or associate member, please visit:

Tel +44 141 353 2220



Latest News

Gaslighting of refugees – Serco style

Today, Thursday 2 May 2019, Govan Law Centre will lodge its appeal against the Court of Session judgement  on lock change evictions. The City Council Taskforce Forum on asylum housing will also be meeting in Glasgow City Chambers with Serco. We hope they put Serco in the dock for their…

Govan Law Centre statement in the appeal of Ali v. Serco Ltd, Compass SNI Ltd & the Secretary of State for the Home Office 

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has been instructed by Mrs Shakar Omar Ali, a Kurdish Iraqi national, to pursue a reclaiming motion (appeal) before the Inner House of the Court of Session, Scotland’s supreme civil court. Reclaiming prints and a reclaiming motion to appeal the Opinion of Lord Tyre, handed down…

Court of Session Appeal is lodged as SERCO restarts asylum evictions in Glasgow

Govan Law Centre is to appeal against the Court of Session decision to dismiss the case of Ali v. Serco Limited, Compass SNI Ltd, and the Secretary of State for the Home Department. The deadline for appeal is Thursday 2nd May 2019.  The appeal is backed by Positive Action in…

Latest from Facebook

11 hours ago

Positive Action in Housing

WATCH: Theresa May’s #hostileenvironment destroyed Trevor Rene’s life

Detention Action
The Home Office detained and is trying to deport a former British Army soldier.

Trevor Rene served in the British Army for six years. He has a British wife, two stepsons and was born a British Commonwealth citizen.

This is his heart-breaking story See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook