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Supporting Positive Action in Housing with a regular gift or donation is the best way you can help us achieve our long term goals. Your help will allow us to keep up the pressure, campaigning for the human rights of refugee communities across the globe.
If everyone reading this right now gave £5 a month, our fundraiser would be done. To protect our independence, we are sustained by donations averaging about £25 a year. Only a tiny portion of our subscribers give. We’re a small charity with costs of developing cutting edge projects such as Room for Refugees, our Lifeline service and digital food bank. To help us reach those in greatest need, please consider making a regular donation to our charitable and humanitarian work.
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Room for Refugees Refugee Hosting Scheme
With the ongoing refugee crisis, we now have almost 3,500* refugee hosts ready to offer free shelter in their homes. As well as our own casework team , Room for refugees is working in partnership with the British Red Cross, the Refugee Council, and 147 caseworkers from other refugee organisations all over the UK to match potential hosts with refugees who have no recourse to emergency housing, support or funds.
If you are interested and have space to take someone in, whether it’s for a few days, an extended period, or anything in between, please register as a host. It doesn’t matter where you live. Watch out for network meetings in your local area too. You’re not just hosting refugees, your part of a fast growing movement of people speaking up for refugees fleeing war torn countries trying to gain safe passage to Europe.
We have over 13 years of expertise in safe hosting. Our charity pioneered the UK’s first refugee hosting scheme in 2003 following an increasing number of refugees being made absolutely destitute by the UK government. It has a 100% safety track record, we request full disclosure from hosts, and ensure a risk assessment of each match and safety checks thereafter.
The UK government, in its ‘wisdom’ has rejected any notion of using schemes like ours to resettle Syrian refugees, but ironically we are still sheltering destitute Syrian (and other) refugees.
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Positive Action in Housing began twenty years ago.
We are a Scottish based charity (SC027577) with a Europe-wide reach, working with people, communities and non-profit organisations to enable everyone to have an equal chance to live, work and grow, free from poverty, homelessness or racism.
We offer free advice, information and practical support in order to help rebuild and stabilise lives. We pro-actively welcome refugees in Europe and those seeking asylum from war torn countries.
We run a free, confidential and impartial housing advice service. We provide money advice and financial skills. We support migrants in the UK to gain the necessary paperwork to secure employment, self-employment and stabilise their lives.
We run an Emergency Hardship Fund for those in greatest need. We provide free shelter for destitute refugees and their families through our refugee hosts across the UK through our pioneering refugee hosting scheme Room for Refugees.
We provide volunteering and sessional work opportunities. We inform social policy from a user-led perspective. We deliver training and best practice.
We lead human rights campaigns and humanitarian appeals, most recently for refugees trying to reach Europe. We routinely highlight individual injustices to increase public awareness. We persistently challenge the xenophobic rhetoric directed at refugees by government bodies.
To continue this work with autonomy, we depend on the support of government, charitable trusts, our members and individuals, trade unions and academic bodies.
Positive Action in Housing is independent of any political group, religious creed, ideology or economic faction.