Nah not really. But sort of. But if you could spend a few minutes registering on a website you could help support vulnerable members of our community here in Glasgow. More after the jump.
The Unity Center, as many of you will already know, is a vital resource for asylum seekers in Glasgow offering support and solidarity from the wider community. As part of the Unity Center’s activities some volunteers run the Unity Women’s Project. Here’s what they say about themselves.
We support women through the asylum process and after they get refugee status and help them to rebuild their confidence and self esteem. We run a weekly drop-in service where women asylum seekers/refugees can come along with their children to receive practical and emotional support which is not otherwise available to them. This includes help and advice with housing, education and medical issues, signposting and referrals to other agencies, activities such as cooking and crafts, sports, massage and one-to-one support for women who require it. We do advocacy work, accompanying women to lawyer’s appointments, asylum tribunals and court hearings and visiting women at home if they have mobility problems or are unable to access public transport. We also arrange excursions for women and their children, and last year took 10 women and their children to a beach in Ayrshire for the day.
They are currently bidding for a grant of £5,000 from the Co-Op which will help them both continue their activities and expand them. So we would like to ask everyone to head along to the Co-Op website, link below, and take a couple of minutes to register and vote for them.