Refugee Week 2019

Published on 18 Jun 2019
Group of young people

It's Refugee Week (17-23 June) and the theme is 'Different pasts, shared future'. On 20 June, Refugee Festival Scotland will launch to celebrate the contribution refugee communities make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, art, languages and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety here. This will run until 30 June. 

We've been celebrating community social work in Scotland, and as part of it, produced a series of case studies that showcase the life changing work that's been happening across communities. These include:

Unaccompanied asylum seeking young people - a peer mentoring network initiated by the Asylum and Roma Children and Families Team at Glasgow City Council, and co-produced with the young people themselves.

No recourse to public funds - Olivia Ndoti's story about her interactions with social services and its intersection with the immigration system.

Asylum and Roma Team anti-poverty initiative - an initiative in 2012-13 to encourage Roma and non-Roma families to claim clothing grants and free school meals, with a positive effect on the school community and beyond.

You can follow all the activity on Twitter using the hashtag #RefugeeWeek