Annual Report 2016-17

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

www.positiveactionh.org
www.roomforrefugees.com

Tel +44 141 353 2220

e: home@positiveactionh.org


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The lovely Sharon Frew from STV films “Scotland’s child” Mohammad Sudais as he starts his first day at school. He was brought to Scotland at only 3 months old, as a result of an intense campaign by Positive Action in Housing. His parents and 18 month old sibling died after sustaining severe burns in a gas explosion in Peshawar. Sudais survived the odds after plastic from his cot melted in the heat of the explosion and dropped onto his face. Robina Qureshi, said:

“I didn’t know if we could help, bringing an Afghan orphan who was close to death from Pakistan to Scotland and the cross country paperwork. The only other example I remember was the Boy David from when I was a child, and school kids raised money for his treatment at Canniesburn Hospital. His uncle and guardian Asif, was heartbroken from the deaths of his brother, sister in law and nephew, but he put that pain to the side. We talked and it was clear that the child, if he survived, would face a pitiful existence without proper medical treatment. As I remember it, the Pakistani doctors said they could do no more. So he was taken to a relatives home, and was being kept isolated to avoid infection in a room with his aunt who fed and looked after him. The image of this three month old baby being kept in isolation, and visitors commenting on his bleak future, got to me. He didn’t know his parents and baby brother was gone. The one thing we had was Asif’s determination. I didn’t want to raise any hopes so we agreed to take It a step at a time. But we put our faith into making it happen. Then Alex Neil, the Health Secretary, said he would support his treatment in Scotland. So he is a forgotten hero in this. His agreement meant everything else was academic. We had to sort logistics with the Pakistan Consulate, the British embassy and the Scottish Government to bring the baby over. It’s great to see the picture of Sudais on his first day at school. He loves Kinder Eggs, and gives great hugs if he likes you. Sharon Frew from STV has followed his story from the start, so it is great to see Sharon in this picture and watch her follow up story. It’s a lesson in not giving up on someone, no matter what”.

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