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Achievements and Challenges

In 2010, Scottish Refugee Council celebrated 25 years of helping people to get the protection they needed from war, persecution and torture around the world. But the year wasn’t just about taking stock. It was packed with achievements in its own right.

At present there are around 200 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in Scotland

During 2010 our caseworkers at the One Stop Service gave an average of 1,600 advice sessions each month. At the Scottish Induction Service, we helped an average of 93 newly-dispersed people a month to find their feet in Glasgow and prepare for the asylum process.

Sixty-five people have attended our workshops in Financial Literacy to learn about managing money in the UK in 2010

Our Refugee Integration and Employment Service conducted over 400 interviews with refugees who’d recently received status, and who needed help to start education, look for work or simply in tackling the difficulties of beginning a new life in Scotland. Our community development team supported refugee community organisations throughout Scotland and continued to play a central role in Glasgow’s integration networks.

Valued support Our financial literacy officer has been working closely with refugees to provide tips and advice on money management, and our housing team continue to act on behalf of refugees, helping to secure Community Care grants and housing benefit, and intervening when vulnerable clients are at risk of losing their tenancies.

Annual Review 2010 Scottish Refugee Council

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