Serco’s plans to evict 300 asylum seekers onto the streets of Glasgow

Posted Posted in Campaigns, destitute asylum seekers, news, news archive

Refugee homelessness charity, Positive Action in Housing, has condemned plans by Rupert Soames’ Serco group to evict 300 asylum seeker families and lone men and women, many of whom are fleeing war or persecution in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, onto the streets of Glasgow. Robina Qureshi, Director of Positive Action in Housing, said: “I have […]


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

Posted Posted in appeals, archive, Campaigns, Comment, destitute asylum seekers, Destitute refugees and asylum seekers, news, news archive

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 […]

Winter Charity Appeal | Donate – Help Destitute Refugees and Asylum seekers

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Post a cheque made payable to Positive Action in Housing to: Positive Action in Housing Ltd ‪98 West George Street, Glasgow G2 1PJ‬. (Remember to include your full name, address and email and tell us if we can reclaim gift Aid on your donation. mark the back of your cheque winter appeal). Donate online via […]

Positive Action in Housing Welcomes Destitution Report

Posted Posted in Comment, destitute asylum seekers, news, news archive, Room For Refugees

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 […]

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

Posted Posted in Comment, destitute asylum seekers, news, Room For Refugees, shelter

            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 […]


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 […]