The Roma Project is a social justice collaboration between JustRight Scotland and Friends of Romano Lav. The project was launched as a pilot project in June 2018, in response to concerns about barriers faced by members of the Roma community in Govanhill, Glasgow in accessing free, confidential legal advice about their rights during the Brexit transition, particularly in relation to their immigration status. We also have concerns that these barriers may be causing disadvantage and vulnerability to exploitation. The project began in response to community concerns about Home Office Immigration Enforcement activities in the local area.
JustRight Scotland’s contribution has been made possible, in part, through grant funding by The Legal Education Foundation. Friends of Romano Lav’s participation has been supported by the Voluntary Action Fund.
Who we are
Jen is the supervising solicitor for this project at JustRight Scotland. She has advised in the areas of EEA and immigration law for over 10 years. You can read more about Jen here.
What we do
- Free, confidential legal advice to members of the Roma community living in Govanhill on their rights, entitlements and immigration status before, and during, the Brexit transition period
- Free, confidential second tier advice to frontline organisations supporting these individuals
- Contribution to our understanding of barriers facing these individuals in accessing rights information and advice, through collation and analysis of data, to be shared at a free public event at the end of the pilot
How to get in touch
We provided fortnightly legal surgeries in Govanhill Baths in Glasgow in June-July 2018, and we expect to recommence offering these surgeries in September—November 2018. To make a referral to the project, please contact Friends of Romano Lav for details of upcoming legal surgery times and dates.