Since 1995 Positive Action has helped over 12,000 vulnerable families from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives.
That’s because we believe everyone should get the help they need in a crisis – regardless of colour, religion or nationality. We believe everyone has the right to live stable, fulfilled lives free from poverty, homelessness or discrimination.
Last year we sent 202 volunteers Lesvos and raised £22,000 towards the humanitarian initiatives that support the 500,000 refugees who crossed the Aegean Sea from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan in 2015. Here, in the UK, we raised £42,000 for crisis payments to new migrants, asylum seekers and ethnic minority families and individuals to prevent hunger and destitution. And on a daily basis, we continue our work providing practical advice and support for ethnic minority families and communities experiencing housing problems, homelessness and racial hate crimes.
In 2017, there is more demand for our support than ever as more people continue to seek refuge in the UK and fall into destitution more quickly. If you would like to help us, there are a number of ways you can and this website can show you how to donate, how to host a refugee while they get their lives back on track and how to volunteer.
If you need help and would like to access our services then please find out more here.