Scottish Refugee Council - Support Services

Delivered by Scottish Refugee Council
Note: this service is only for refugees or asylum seekers
  • Benefits advice
  • Employment advice
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights advice
  • Immigration advice

We offer direct advice and support services to people seeking asylum and refugees.

Services include:

  • Support for new refugees - This service helps people with all aspects of building a new life in Scotland. We can help with housing, education, health, learning English and building social connections.

  • Accessing homelessness support - we are here to help you to understand the housing process and to make informed decisions.

  • Family rights service - supports parents and their children from the start to the end of the asylum process. We are here to listen, provide a safe space for families and help them to navigate the challenging circumstances they may be experiencing.

  • Destitute Asylum Seeker Service - This service helps people who are destitute and who have exhausted their rights to appeal a negative decision on their asylum claim.  Our advisers help people understand their rights and entitlements and help them cope through very difficult circumstances. This includes supporting people with complex applications for emergency support and submitting fresh asylum applications with the help of solicitors or our partners at the law clinic.

  • Support for Separated Children and Young People - The Scottish Guardianship Service provides personalised and sustained support to children and young people who are separated from their families. This service is run by Aberlour Children's Charity in partnership with Scottish Refugee Council.

  • Employment - Our employability programme runs short training courses to help people overcome the difficulties that they may face in finding employment in Scotland.

Call the helpline on 0808 196 7274 to make an appointment for any of these services.

Service availability

9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
1pm to 5pm
9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm

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