Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers

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

We are still operating during the Covid-19 outbreak – for more information on how we’ve adapted our service and how you can help to support this vital work please visit our Covid-19 page.

As an organisation ensuring safety and dignity for destitute asylum seekers, 2020 certainly hasn’t been without its challenges. But this year has also been one of great successes for the Glasgow Night Shelter. We are deeply proud of what’s been achieved by our staff and volunteers through these extraordinary times. 

The Shelter has gone from emergency overnight accommodation in a shared dorm to 24/7 accommodation which ensures safety and privacy for all our guests in their own ensuite room. We serve three nourishing meals a day and receive regular donations of new clothes and toiletries. All these elements enable a safe, dignified and comfortable stay for our guests, and ensure their basic human rights are fulfilled. We also enable our guest to access their rights through partnership work with advocacy and legal services, as well as signposting to other health and statutory services. 

The Shelter ensures guests can connect with others, including pals and families through video calls, and we have laptops, board games and a Netflix subscription to keep folks entertained in this rainy winter weather. 

We are now a trauma-informed, 24/7 human rights-based organisation centred on dignity, autonomy and respect. We still have a ways to go and a lot to maintain, but due to the nature of our work we struggle to access adequate funding, and we largely depend on individual donors.
We are looking for folks to sign up for regular donations, as well as one off, and we appreciate everyone’s contribution big or small.

Thanks from all of us,
Team GNS

The Shelter is staffed by an experienced team and who are in turn supported by our incredible volunteers.

CONTACT GLASGOW NIGHT SHELTER: hello@glasgownightshelter.org

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