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Statement on Serco evictions in Glasgow

Graeme Brown
Written by Graeme Brown

Shelter Scotland condemns the decision by Serco to force from their homes individuals and families that have arrived in the city seeking asylum. Homelessness is a damaging and horrific experience for anyone to face and it is something that should never be wilfully forced on our fellow human beings, particularly those that have come to Scotland seeking a new life and support. This is a tragic and deplorable situation.

Shelter Scotland’s campaigns team, housing advice team and housing law teams in the city stand ready to support any and all efforts from the council and local partners to prevent this needless and destructive action. We are supporting Positive Action in Housing in their work and meeting with other agencies who have a role to play. In the meantime our urgent advice to anyone affected is to seek independent legal advice.

We call on the Home Office and Serco to immediately cease this course of action and remember that these are people’s homes and lives that are being treated with such contempt.

Graeme Brown
Director, Shelter Scotland

About the author

Graeme Brown

Graeme Brown

Graeme is the Director of Shelter Scotland. Prior to this he was Director of Communications, Policy and Campaigns for Shelter UK. Before joining Shelter, Graeme was an independent consultant at the Home Office, the Rough Sleepers Unit at the Department of the Environment, the Social Exclusion Unit in the Cabinet Office and a number of NGOs (non-governmental organisations).