News April 2020


22 April 2020

Glasgow asylum seekers’ lives put at risk as Home Office cuts financial support and Mears puts people into hotels without social distancing in place

More than 300 men and women seeking asylum in Glasgow have been moved over the past ten days into city centre hotels by the private housing provider Mears, which is subcontracted by the Home Office. Amongst them, are many vulnerable people, including single women , families, pregnant women, young people, survivors of…


20 April 2020

Mears moves over 300 Glasgow asylum seekers into hotels where social distancing is ‘impossible’

Positive Action in Housing said it is aware of asylum seekers being accommodated in hotels and having all their financial support withdrawn, leaving them unable to top up their phones to keep contact with lawyers, caseworkers and GPs, or buy extra food or hand sanitiser. More worrying still, many…

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