For accomodation call 24hrs, 7 days: 07570 877817

Practical Support for Women With No Recourse to Public Funds

We are the first specialist service in the UK run and managed by people with lived experience of migration, asylum or destitution. We represent 11 cultures, speak 14 languages and between us we have more than 10 years of shared experience supporting destitute women. 

We are defined by our no borders ethos and refuse to consent to the current border regime. 

UWS is our active, ongoing resistance to the dehumanising and brutalising effects of forced destitution entrenched in the immigration system.

Practical support for women with no recourse to public funds

We are the first specialist service in the UK run and managed by people with lived experience of migration, asylum or destitution. We represent 11 cultures, speak 14 languages and between us, we have more than 10 years of shared experience supporting destitute women. 

We are defined by our no borders ethos and refuse to consent to the current border regime. 

UWS is our active, ongoing resistance to the dehumanising and brutalising effects of forced destitution entrenched in the immigration system.

 

 

 

What we do

Ubuntu Women Shelter is a Glasgow-based charity dedicated to meeting the short term, 72 hours – 1 week/ emergency accommodation needs of women with no recourse to public funds.

If you need accommodation please email us, or call 07570877817

The phone line is open 24hrs, 7 days a week.

We are a small charity run mainly by volunteers. We will try our best to respond to all your calls. Thank you for your patience.

Our services which include hosting, referrals and advocacy are designed to meet the unique emotional and psychological needs of women excluded from homelessness and welfare services and housing.

We support:

-Non-EEA women with limited leave to remain (students, women on spouse visas fleeing domestic violence and abuse, women pending final resolution of their asylum/immigration claims);

-Women with status (including EEA women) who face delays in accessing housing benefits and welfare services;

We welcome non-binary folks and all women (cis and trans), including sex-workers.

We are open to all faiths and religious persuasions.

MONTHLY MEAL

Date: Saturday 10th August

Time: 4-7pm

Venue: Assembly Hall, The Art School, 20 Scott St, Glasgow G3 6RJ
*Please note that this is a women only (trans & non-binary inclusive)  event.
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Ubuntu Stands in solidarity with Scot-Pep

As part of our outreach conversations with groups that highlight the violence of the current border regime on migrant women in the city, we welcome SCOT- PEP http://www.scot-pep.org.uk/ to our August meal. SCOT-PEP will be taking over the open mic to offer insights into their invaluable campaigning work on decriminalisation and the impact of the immigration regime on migrant sex-work. As a special treat SCOT -PEP has also arranged a showing of Petra Bauer’s film ‘Workers’.

Scot-PEP is a sex worker led charity that fights for the human rights, labour rights, health and safety of all sex workers in Scotland. We believe that sex work is work; we campaign for the full decriminalisation of all forms of sex work and oppose effort to implement the Nordic model or any measures that would further harm sex workers. We see criminalisation of any aspect of the sex industry as inherently harmful to sex workers – we cannot have labour rights when any part of our work is criminalised. We are part of a broader sex workers rights movement, situated in a history of trans-inclusive feminism, migrant’s rights struggles, anti- racism and anti-capitalism. We work closely with other sex worker led groups in the UK and internationally, and support unionisation efforts to allow sex workers to better access our labour rights.

EVENTS

July Volunteer Training Sessions

Date/Time: Sunday 7th July, 10- 4pm,  & Thursday 25th  5-9pm

Venue: Ubuntu Women Shelter, Unit 2B, 159 Broad Street, The David Dale Building, Bridgton, Glasgow G40 2QR

Accessibility: Physically accessible lift

Childcare/travel expenses: Please contact us via the volunteer form

Directions: See image

If you wish to join us please fill in the volunteer application form here, and email back the form to us at least 48 hours before the scheduled training.

Lunch, dinner, teas and coffees, childcare, travel expenses will be provided. Let us know of any special needs so we can provision your training accordingly.