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The Herald (Glasgow) September 9, 2016 Friday Heading here BYLINE: Kate Devlin ASYLUM seekers face rapid removal from Scotland and restrictions on their right to appeal deportation under plans to replace the notorious Dungavel holding centre with a “short-term” unit near Glasgow Airport, campaigners warn. The Home Office yesterday announced the closure of the controversial […]

Scotland made room for refugees but new report reveals Tory bigwigs kept door shut in their own areas;

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Scotland made room for refugees but new report reveals Tory bigwigs kept door shut in their own areas; THE Prime Minister and her Cabinet cronies have been named and shamed for failing to keep promises to offer refuge to 20,000 people fleeing war. THERESA May has been told to lead by example and encourage her […]

Grenfell Tower Homeless could be threatened with making them selves “intentionally homelessness” if they don’t move outside London

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Kensington & Chelsea Borough Council are threatening some Grenfell residents with making themselves  “intentionally homeless” if they don’t accept the offers they are given. Positive Action in Housing – a Scottish charity – has 750 volunteer hosts on our Room for Refugees hosting programme in London alone , we could accommodate many people easily if […]

The kindness of strangers: the challenges and rewards of opening your home to refugees by Alison Phipps

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By Alison Phipps IN my arms is a three-week-old baby. Her mother, who is from sub-Saharan Africa, has been evicted from the temporary London accommodation where she’d been placed after receiving refugee status, as she was found to have a well-founded fear of persecution. And now, mother and baby have come to stay in my […]

The UK’s richest Council inflicts needless austerity on its poor when it comes to fire safety, yet spent millions on a facade that kills – the residents of Grenfell deserve truthful answers, those culpable must be held accountable

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Appearance matters in the Conservative controlled Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea – the richest council in the UK. It’s planning application for refurbishments to Grenfell Tower is littered with references to how cladding would improve the views from neighbouring luxury houses in the Ladbroke and Avondale Conservation Areas – with average home values of £2M.

When I opened my home to refugees

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Professor Alison Phipps writes about her and her husband Robert’s experience of hosting refugees through Positive Action in Housing’s Room for Refugees Programme and its predecessor, which was simply called “accommodation project” … IN my arms is a three-week-old baby. Her mother, who is from sub-Saharan Africa, has been evicted from the temporary London accommodation […]

Positive Action in Housing Welcomes Destitution Report

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26 May 2017 Positive Action in Housing has welcomed Holyrood’s Equality and Human Rights Committee’s report on destitution. The Committee’s report recognises the huge challenges facing people seeking safety here, and states that “destitution is built into the asylum process”. The Scottish Parliament Committee found that insecure immigration status – as experienced by people in the […]