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Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers

Glasgow Night Shelter is a registered charity (SC047169) and the only organisation in Scotland providing emergency overnight accommodation to destitute asylum seekers.

We are still operating during the Covid-19 outbreak – for more information on how to help support this vital work please visit our Covid-19 Appeal page.

We currently have capacity for 24 men at any one time, but we know that there are many more who require our service. Up to 150 individuals are made destitute by asylum system in Glasgow each year.


The charity was set up in 2011 to respond to a humanitarian crisis. We provide emergency accommodation (8pm to 9.30am, 365 days a year), hot food and signposting for those asylum seekers who have been forced into destitution due to their immigration status: they have no right to work, no recourse to public funds (e.g. benefits), and no access to statutory homelessness services.

We provide a warm and safe space to sleep, a hot evening meal and breakfast, and practical advice and information to empower our guests to move forward with their lives.


The Shelter is staffed by an experienced team and who are in turn supported by our incredible volunteers. Together they create a community that enables social contact and integration, as well as making sure the kettle’s on and there’s something tasty to eat. At the moment, guests can stay at the Shelter between 8pm to 9:30am every night, 365 nights a year and are referred to us by organisations such as Scottish Refugee Council and British Red Cross.

CONTACT GLASGOW NIGHT SHELTER: hello@glasgownightshelter.org