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New to Glasgow? Take a look at our list of vital services and organisations

New to Glasgow? Take a look at our list of vital services and organisations

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 Migrant Voice - New to Glasgow? Take a look at our list of vital services and organisations

On International Migrants Day 2019, we are launching a Handbook for newcomers to Glasgow - a list of services and organisations useful to people who have recently moved to the Scottish city of Glasgow. These range from health services to community groups to legal aid.

Until now, lists of this kind have only been available for a fee, making them inaccessible to some. This means that many new migrants to Glasgow struggle to access vital services. For this reason, we at Migrant Voice saw it as important to create an accessible platform for people to share and find these services. We hope this project makes it easier for newcomers to settle into the Glasgow community.

Read the handbook here.

This handbook was created by a group of Migrant Voice volunteers in Glasgow, many of whom have first-hand experience of moving to the city and trying to find their feet. Thank you to those volunteers and to Sofi Taylor, our Scotland trustee, who supported and mentored the volunteers on this activity. The volunteers who compiled the list were recruited as part of our Volunteering for Change project, funded by Impact Funding Partners.

The handbook is a work in progress and we will continue to add relevant information as we find it. Equally, if you know of organisations or services that aren’t listed but should be, please write to us at info@migrantvoice.org to let us know.

 

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