News March 2020


20 March 2020

Letter to the Home Secretary calling for Suspension of Travel for Asylum Seekers Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

We are a coalition of Scotland and UK based refugee charities and groups working directly with people from refugee and asylum seeking communities. In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, we are dismayed to learn that asylum seekers are still being forced to go to Liverpool to hand in documents despite…


17 March 2020

Coronavirus – Home Office forcing asylum seekers to travel from Glasgow to Liverpool amid Coronavirus outbreak

Asylum seekers are still being required to go to Liverpool to hand in documents despite official guidelines advising people to avoid travel during the coronavirus outbreak. Currently, anyone seeking asylum in the UK is required to lodge their submissions at the Liverpool Home Office – a process that can…


13 March 2020

Coronavirus Response Plan – Positive Action in Housing

As of Monday 16 March 2020 until further notice, all face to face appointments, drop-in and outreach surgeries are cancelled. Please do not attend our office . All services will be provided remotely. See website for contact details  of  project teams so that services can be continued with minimal disruption to…


2 March 2020

Anger after Edinburgh Council Officials recommend massive cuts to BME Services for children and families

A broad Coalition of Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) charities and anti-racist organisations providing services for and/or supporting BME Communities in Edinburgh have condemned plans by City of Edinburgh Council officials to recommend massive cuts to BME Services. The BME charities are deeply concerned about the news that services…

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