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Handbook for newcomers to Glasgow

Handbook for newcomers to Glasgow


 Migrant Voice - Handbook for newcomers to Glasgow

On International Migrants Day 2019, we launched 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.

Read the toolkit here.

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.

This toolkit 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 toolkit 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 [email protected].


Image: glasgow city, mark O'Rourke, Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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Migrant Voice
VAI, 200a Pentonville Road,
N1 9JP

Phone: +44 (0) 207 832 5824
Email: [email protected]

Registered Charity
Number: 1142963 (England and Wales); SC050970 (Scotland)

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