New Scots Integration Network

Lanarkshire New Scots Integration Network 

Following feedback from the Supporting New Scots in Lanarkshire Conference in June 2023, the Lanarkshire New Scots Integration Network was launched in October 2023. This network is organised by VASLan in partnership with VANL, NHS Lanarkshire, and Scottish Refugee Council.  

The purpose of the Lanarkshire New Scots Integration Network is to bring together third sector organisations and statutory partners to increase the level of support available to New Scots in Lanarkshire. The term New Scots includes asylum seekers, refugees, and displaced people. 

The network aims to establish a forum for discussion to identify the needs and requirements of New Scots, and to mobilise and co-ordinate community assets to address these needs to support their integration. 

Events are organised quarterly, typically in January, April, July, and October. Members of the network decide at the meetings whether the next meeting will be facilitated online or in person. The location of in-person meetings alternates between South and North Lanarkshire.  

For further information on the Lanarkshire New Scots Integration Network, please contact Charlotte Elsner:

Read the feedback from the 2023 Supporting New Scots Conference here. Or watch highlights from the January 2024 meeting of the network.