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Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees (SFAR)

Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees is a project of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland. It seeks to co-ordinate and promote action by faith communities in Scotland to support asylum seekers and refugees. Currently we are developing and piloting a volunteer holiday hosting programme, where members of receiving communities can welcome refugees in their homes for short breaks, and receive reciprocal hospitality, in order to facilitate social connections, strengthen interfaith and intercultural dialogue and wider cultural orientation beyond refugees’ localities. We also have a speaking programme on refugee integration for faith communities and run a local integration [...]

26 February 2019|

Glasgow Night Shelter

Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers provides somewhere safe and warm to stay overnight and a hot nourishing meal for male asylum seekers, non-EU migrants and other people with NRPF due to their immigration status. The shelter is run by a small team of staff and a pool of volunteers. It operates from 8pm to 8am, 365 days a year. Referrals to the shelter can be made through the British Red Cross, the Scottish Refugee Council, Unity and Govan Community Project. Contact: Kenny Wilson and Chris Afuakwah Email: [email protected] Phone: 07535971215 Website: http://glasgownightshelter.org Social media: Twitter  / Facebook

16 January 2019|

Ubuntu Night Shelter

Ubuntu Women Shelter is a Glasgow based charity dedicated to meeting emergency and short term accommodation needs of women who are destitute with no recourse to public funds. We are the first service in the UK run and managed by people with lived experience of migration, asylum and destitution. We are in direct resistance to the hostile environment and have an ethos of no borders and refuse to consent to the current border regime. Our services include hosting women, referrals and advocacy and are designed to meet the unique emotional and psychological needs of women excluded from homelessness and welfare [...]

6 December 2018|

Govan Community Project

Govan Community Project (GCP) provides services in the Govan and Cardonald area, including community social groups for men and women, a fresh food distribution service, free English language classes, and an advice and advocacy service for people in the asylum process, specialising in supporting people who are destitute or at risk of destitution.  GCP works closely with the Scottish Refugee Council, the Refugee Survival Trust, the British Red Cross and other stakeholders. Website: www.govancommunityproject.org.uk Phone: 0141 445 3718 Social media: Facebook  

4 January 2018|

DASS Project

DASS (Destitute Asylum Seeker Service) is a Glasgow based partnership of organisations working with refused asylum seekers in Scotland. We offer a range of services to address people's needs and enable them to make informed choices about their situation. Services include casework, legal advice and accommodation.   Contact: Cath McGee Phone: 0141 353 5603 Email: [email protected] Website: www.rst.org.uk

28 April 2016|

Glasgow Asylum Destitution Action Network (GLADAN)

Glasgow Asylum Destitution Action Network (GLADAN) brings together charities, church and community groups and individuals who are actively concerned for people who have been made destitute and in many cases homeless following the refusal of their application for asylum, and other vulnerable migrants with no recourse to public funds. The purpose of the network is to improve, broaden and communicate the help available to those in this situation. Members of the network are also involved in raising public awareness and support and in campaigning for positive change in government policy. Contact: Becky Macfarlane Phone: 07899 858 888 Email: [email protected] Website: www.destitutionaction.wordpress.com

28 April 2016|
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