About Us

“My dream is to be a doctor” : Emad – a brilliant student. Our Volunteer hosts took him in for two years so he could study for A Levels. He got top marks and entered University. We crowdfunded amongst our supporters to pay towards his fees. After achieving brilliant results, Emad was awarded a scholarship in his second year at Kingston University.

Positive Action in Housing is an independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness or inequality.

We assist those 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 support migrants to know their rights, secure paid work and stabilise their lives. We assist established ethnic minority communities to overcome bad housing. We offer welfare advice and money skills. We provide volunteering and training. We offer advice, crisis grants, and free shelter to those at risk of destitution through Room for Refugees, a refugee hosting programme (www.roomforrefugees.com).

By empowering people with information, we help individuals to make the right decisions about their future. Through proactive casework, we challenge unfair decisions.

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: www.positiveactionh.org/donate
Tel 0141 353 2220