News November 2020


27 November 2020

First Person

This article is reproduced from the blog of someone who is seeking asylum in Glasgow, and he wants to remain anonymous. A small room with a bed… Windows that do not open fully. Poor quality food being dispersed on a time table over which we had no choice……


21 November 2020

Gaslighting of refugees Continues

This story is an example of the living conditions that asylum seekers are often placed in by Mears, and how they are punished for complaining about their living conditions, causing further anxiety and mental health problems. A young asylum seeker has been left in “shameful and degrading” conditions…


20 November 2020

Funding to prevent destitution during Covid-19

Steps to mitigate UK ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ policy. A further £278,784 is being made available to six organisations supporting people subject to No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF).  The grants will support projects in Edinburgh and Glasgow which are helping people subject to the UK Government policy which…



11 November 2020

Call to Action

Demand a public inquiry. Our main campaign of 2020/21. Stop the deadly accommodation crisis affecting Glasgow’s asylum seekers. The Mears contract is set to run for another 9 years. Add your name to thousands of others calling for a public inquiry into multiple duty of care failings since March 2020, and…


1 November 2020

Hotel asylum seekers to get £8 a week for “essentials”

“Thousands of asylum seekers in hotels need cash support during pandemic, Home Office admits” In recognition of the fact that people seeking asylum in hotel accommodation need some way to pay for basic essentials such as toiletries, hand…

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