A 43 year old care home worker and single mother is about to lose her job and home because of the hostile environment

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May 3rd 2018 update – Good news – after some social media coverage, the home Office has agreed to let Bunmi work for six months while they look at her case. she has two chidlren born and bred here, one of whom has a British citizenship, the fairest thing would surely be to grant indefinite leave […]

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 […]


Posted Posted in advice, destitute asylum seekers, shelter

An increasing numbers of refugees visiting our charity are left without almost every basic human need such as food, shelter, a GP or financial support of any kind, denied recourse to public funds, emergency hostels or the right to work. The Lifeline project began in 2004 and was the first pioneering and  holistic response  to the problem […]

Support for destitute (or about to be destitute) refugees, asylum seekers and NRPF

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If you or someone you know is destitute (or about to be made destitute),  we offer the following services: Helpline  Mondays 9.30 am to 11.30 am (except bank holidays). A Scotland wide service for destitute refugees, asylum seekers or anyone e.g. a friend or caseworker, supporting someone in this situation. Ask for the Destitution Helpline on […]