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 […]

Petition: Calling on UK Gov to engage with refugee hosting schemes

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Please sign our petition at www.change.org Positive Action in Housing (Registered Charity SC027577) is a refugee and migrant homelessness charity with a global remit. We run the Room for Refugees Scheme whereby people offer to take refugees into their own homes. We have almost 3,500 fully-registered refugee hosts in every single part of the UK. […]

Room for Refugees U.K. Western Europe and the U.S. – Refugee Hosting Scheme

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            Room for Refugees is one of those ideas that makes the world a better place. It brings people together, those who need to find a home when they have lost all else, with generous individuals who want to share their home. The concept was pioneered by Positive Action in Housing […]

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 […]

Notes on a Scandal – the Eric Kempson Transcript – 4 November 2015

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Powerful testimony from Eric Kempson about the extent of suffering in Lesvos, what exactly the aid agencies are not doing with the donations they have collected from the public on the back of the Lesvos Refugee Crisis, and testimony about abuses of refugee boats by the Turkish coastguard. Anyone who gives a damn about humanity should read this. […]