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Room for Refugees (London) “Airbnb for Refugees” Mohammed Reproduced from The Guardian newspaper’s photo-essay of the Room for Refugees programme See YouTube video of Mohammed at Joanne’s home Mohammed, 35, from Palestine. Living with Joanne MacInnes, an actor and activist, in west London, and on weekends her daughters Malila, 12, and Eve, 14 “We play […]

Heading here

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Formal planning objection by Positive Action in Housing to the Erection of Aurora short term immigration holding facility

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        19 October 2016 Sent by email to: dc@renfrewshire.gov.uk Development Management Customer Service Centre Renfrewshire House Cotton Street Paisley PA1 1AN   Dear Sir/Madam, PLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 16/0655/PP Full Planning Permission Erection of part single storey, part two storey immigration holding facility (Class 8) with associated access, hard standing, fence, gate and […]

STATEMENT ON THE EU’S DECISION TO GIVE TURKEY 3 BILLION EUROS TO HOLD BACK WAR REFUGEES FROM FINDING SAFETY IN EUROPE

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The EU decision to pay 3 billion euros to Turkey to hold back refugees will not stop refugees coming into Europe, it will only make them use more dangerous routes and pay higher sums to people smugglers. 500,000 refugees have arrived via Greece in 2015 so far. More than 3,000 have drowned at sea, and […]