We are one of the distributors for the Glasgow South West foodbank. If you are in need of food, please come to our main office during our open-office hours:
GCIN is part of Glasgow Asylum Destitution Action Network, a network that brings together individuals and organisations who are concerned about and who coordinate practical support for people who are destitute as a result of the refusal of their asylum application, and other vulnerable migrants with no recourse to public funds.
GCIN distributes fresh food parcels on Wednesdays between 12.30 and 2.30 at the Pearce Institute. The food that we have available is dependent on what we receive on the day. If you wish to receive an even amount of what we are given, please either phone us or pop into our office on Wednesdays between 11am 12.30pm.
We also distribute bus tickets to attend important appointments to destitute asylum seekers, although depending on available funds, we do not always have these available, (please inquire first). For more information please call 0141 445 3718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download a document outlining places in Glasgow where free hot food, food parcels and other services are available, so that you can find the nearest resource.
Are you new to Glasgow or Govan, or have you been living here but want to access information and advice about activities in the area, education, CVs, health services, volunteering, housing, welfare or anything else?
If you are an asylum seeker, or a service provider working with asylum seekers, and need information or advice, please come to one of our drop-ins detailed below.
HOUSING ADVICE for Asylum seekers:
The Asylum Seeker Housing Project is being developed in a partnership between Community InfoSource and Scottish Asylum Seekers Residents’ Association; it aims to address the housing problems experienced by asylum seekers. This is achieved through recruiting and training volunteers, predominantly from the asylum seeking community to conduct research into current housing provision and to assist individuals to report housing problems. For drop-in times and contact please see the ASHp website.
Asylum Support Appeals Project
British Red Cross
Citizens Advice Bureau
Glasgow Association for Mental Health
Health Rights Information
Legal Services Agency
Positive Action in Housing
Scottish Association for Mental Health
Scottish Refugee Council
Child Poverty Action Group
Unity in the Community
National Coalition of Anti Deportation Campaigns
Refugee Survival Trust
Still Human Still Here