Who we are
An independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting refugees and migrants to rebuild their lives.
We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live stable and fulfilled lives, free from poverty, homelessness or inequality.
What we do
We assist refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution to overcome crisis situations, for example, the removal of basic human rights such as refuge, shelter, the right to work or hold a bank account.
We provide proactive advice, emergency support and free shelter to those at risk of destitution through Room for Refugees.
We provide pre-eviction advice to asylum seekers about to be evicted from asylum accommodation.
We support migrants to know their rights, secure paid work and stabilise their lives. We assist established ethnic minority communities to overcome bad housing.
We support victims of racist harassment and hate crime, and successfully challenge council homelessness decisions.
We provide signposting, proactive casework, emergency humanitarian support to assist refugees and asylum seekers to rebuild their lives quickly and stand on their own resources.
We offer welfare advice and money skills to refugees and migrants to assist in their resettlement in Scotland. We provide volunteering and training.
We lead human rights campaigns and humanitarian appeals. We persistently challenge anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment, and the indefinite detention of innocent families and individuals. In all these areas we use our expertise to effect policy change.
We will help in all these ways until we have a society that treats everyone fairly, respects people’s human rights and leaves no one destitute.
Support our work
To continue this work, we depend on the financial support of government, charitable trusts, our members, trade unions and academic bodies and individuals from all sections of society.
Regular donations help us plan out support for those in greatest need. To give regularly, or a one off donation, go to www.positiveactionh.org/donate
If you are an organisation sharing our values and would like to become a full or associate member, please visit: www.positiveactionh.org/membership
Tel +44 141 353 2220
Mears Group takes over Scotland’s asylum Housing contract from September 2019 while SERCO “loses” Scotland but wins English asylum contracts worth £1.9BN.