A little while ago I wrote about the tragic suicides at the Red Road Flats and made remarks about the YMCA who run the housing facility for asylum seekers, my remarks were based on strongly critical comments from a homeless charity in Glasgow. I asked the YMCA for a response which they sent and I published it; some people took me to task for prejudging the YMCA which I deny.
I have now received a comment from someone who is critical of the YMCA and the person asked a simple but rather salient question namely just how much money does the YMCA get for each asylum seeker that it houses.
I can see no reason why the YMCA would not agree to share this information with us; anything we can learn about the situation regarding the asylum seekers and their treatment would be interesting to know, I therefore ask the following of the YMCA.
1/ How much do the YMCA get paid for each asylum seeker that they house per night.
2/ How many asylum seekers do they deal with in a year.
3/ What do they provide to the client for their payment.
4/ How many other organisations were given the chance to take on this servive.
I hope someone who knows the answers will contact me; perhaps some of those who accused me of being unfair to the YMCA could help here and maybe some readers could suggest other questions.