Refugees claim they are being intimidated from their homes after Home Office rejects right to stay in Scotland

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Karin Goodwin, Sunday Herald THE multi-national corporation Serco, which provides housing to asylum seekers, has been accused of trying to force refused refugees – including families with children – out of their homes using harassment and bullying rather than the eviction process laid down by Scottish law. The claims come from leading Scottish refugee and […]

Comment: Stop downplaying the experience of racism in Scotland

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As a charity directly helping vulnerable refugees, migrants and minorities we call on public bodies to STOP downplaying the experience of racism in Scotland. Racist and religious hate crime is by far the most prevalent of ALL hate crimes in Scotland and we are sick and tired of this issue not being accorded the high […]

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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 […]

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.