News July 2020


31 July 2020

Home Office to commission an “evaluation” of asylum seeker housing.

The Director General, HM Passport Office and UK Visas & Immigration wrote to Chris Stephens MP, on July 29 as follows: ”Following the tragic incident at the Park Inn, West George Street, Glasgow on 26th June 2020, I have commissioned an evaluation of the accommodation and support services experienced by…


30 July 2020

New call for public inquiry into “duty of care failures” by Mears Group concerning Glasgow’s asylum seekers.

List of Signatories as of Friday 31 July 2020Download   Add your name and a message of support   First published 31 July 2020 1,400 organisations and private citizens from across civic society have now signed calls for a fully independent public inquiry into the deadly accommodation crisis affecting Glasgow’s asylum seekers…


23 July 2020

Living in fear of Mears

An update on hotel living for Glasgow’s refugees and asylum seekers Firstly, thank you so much for helping to challenge living conditions at Tartan Lodge at the hands of the Mears Group – an outsourcing company with a £10B contract from the Home Office to house asylum…


7 July 2020

Glasgow’s hotel asylum seekers

Last Thursday, our staff and volunteers were working on the ground, organising food, PPE and mobile phones for the asylum seekers who were moved after the Park Inn Tragedy on June 26 to the Hallmark Hotel in Glasgow. This happened barely six weeks following the death of a suicidal Syrian refugee,…

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