Destitution

We work with our partners to challenge migrant destitution - providing legal advice in partnership with frontline homelessness charities and advocating for policy change, alongside our JustCitizens project and coalition partners.

StrEEt Aware

StrEEt Aware is a collaboration between JRS, the Shelter Scotland Housing Law Service and Streetwork Edinburgh, launched in 2017.

We provide free, confidential legal surgeries to EEA nationals who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping, on their legal rights in relation to their immigration position, destitution and homelessness, and protection from exploitation.

Listen to our podcast below or read this Big Issue article (Sept 2018).

Roof Coalition

We are founding members of the Roof Coalition (formerly the Stop Lock Change Evictions Coalition) which is a campaign led by social justice lawyers, migrant advocacy and frontline homelessness charities and grassroots activists who are seeking to secure safe, dignified housing for asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland.

We provide strategic legal input to the campaign, as well as direct legal advice and representation on strategic issues, focusing most recently on the impact of Covid-19 on conditions of asylum accommodation.

Read an evaluation of the coalition’s work or follow us @roofcoalition.

We are funded by:

 

Access to justice foundationThe Baring Foundation logo


Resources

Access to Healthcare for People with No Recourse to Public Funds

"Hello, can I please see your photo ID and proof of address, please?" This question was posed to participants upon arriving at the workshop ‘Access to Health and Social Care for people with No Recourse...

COVID-19 Policy and Migrants in Scotland

It seems like both forever – and simultaneously no time at all – since Scotland went into lockdown. And though we may now be talking about taking the first tentative steps towards lifting restrictions, the...

Destitution and Seeking Protection

In May 2017, the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee (EHRiC) published a report on the findings of its recent inquiry on destitution and homelessness of asylum seekers and people...

Migrants Deserve Less Rhetoric and More Action

Over the last week we have seen many from across our Parliaments take a knee and tweet messages of their commitment to tackling racism, with the backdrop of disproportionate Covid-19 deaths across the...

Stamping Out NRPF in Scotland

By Talat Yaqoob The news stories of the increasingly dangerous and dehumanising policies being considered by the Home Office have continued to dominate another week in the press. We know that these...