Coronavirus: Letter to the Home Secretary About the Death of Adnan Olbeh and the Treatment of “Hotel Asylum Seekers” in Glasgow.

11 May 2020

We have today written to the Home Secretary to:

• Urge her to restore the weekly allowance of £35.50 to Glasgow’s “hotel asylum seekers” and to move people back into self-contained accommodation before a further tragedy occurs. Our greatest fear is that there are many people like Adnan currently residing in the hotels without money or proper support. There are many other “Adnans” living in these hotels.

• Tell us why Mears and the Home Office ignored the Lockdown restrictions imposed by the UK Government since April by transporting hundreds of vulnerable people 4 or 5 to a van out of the safety of self-contained flats into empty Glasgow hotels (where social distancing is impossible and there is increased risk of catching the Coronavirus in crowded dining rooms and lifts).

Finally, we urge her to investigate the events surrounding Adnan’s death and the allegations that Mears Group and/or its subsidiaries, flouted the Lockdown Restrictions in Glasgow, thereby putting vulnerable people and the public at greater risk.

11 May 2020

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