Housing company accused of ‘re-traumatising’ asylum seekers
A housing company accommodating asylum seekers in Scotland has been accused of “re-traumatising” the people by forcing them to move with as little as ten minutes notice.
Thousands held in immigration detention by Police Scotland
Over 3,000 people – including asylum seekers and trafficking survivors – have been held in Scottish police cells for up to 72 hours under immigration powers over the last five years.
Soaring rates of self-harm by asylum seekers linked to ‘institutional’ accommodation
Reports of suicide and self harm by asylum seekers increased by more than 250 per cent in a four month period
Hundreds of asylum seekers still housed in hotels
Almost 400 asylum seekers are still being housed in budget Glasgow hotels rooms by Home Office contractor Mears and living on just over £1 per day.
Torture survivors left with no heating due to voucher system
Torture survivors living on £5 a day in Glasgow are being forced to travel for miles to get power to heat their homes, according to support workers.
The children left destitute on Scotland’s streets
Growing numbers of children and families are being left destitute amid claims officials are interpreting the law incorrectly.