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The Unity Centre gives practical support and solidarity to all asylum seekers and other migrants in Scotland.
We also support anyone detained in the UK’s Immigration Removal Detention Centres. Our office is based in Glasgow, less than 100 metres from the Home Office. Anyone who is seeking asylum can stop by our office on their way to sign into our signing book on way to the Home Office Reporting Centre on Brand Street. This means we can keep alert and act quickly if anyone gets detained by the Home Office. We try to share information and training about the asylum process so that we can all be better informed about the system and rights.
The Unity Centre is at number 22 Ibrox Street, Glasgow G51 1AQ. We are no longer on the corner of Elizabeth and Ibrox St but just a few doors down in the black shopfront. We are less than 100 metres from the main entrance of the Home Office reporting centre on Brand Street.
The Unity Centre now at 22 Ibrox Street, Glasgow opened on Saturday 11th March 2006. Very quickly the Centre has grown to play an important and perhaps unique role providing support for asylum seekers in Glasgow. Run completely by a collective of volunteers and funded entirely by donations from our supporters the Centre provides practical solidarity and support for asylum seekers especially when they face being locked up in detention centres or being forcibly removed.
Since it has opened over 3000 families have registered with the Unity Centre and we have helped over one hundred families and countless individuals to be released from immigration detention after they have been detained by the Home Office. If someone is detained we help contact their lawyer, friends and family, arrange for their belongings to be looked after, provide emotional support and encouragement, contact the press and media about their case and run emergency campaigns and protests to stop them being forcibly removed.