Mears Group takes over Scotland’s asylum Housing contract from September 2019 while SERCO “loses” Scotland but wins English asylum contracts worth £1.9BN.

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Social housing specialist Mears Group PLC has been handed contracts worth £1bn from the UK government. As part of the contract, Mears will be responsible for the upkeep of thousands of homes occupied by new refugees, those just granted leave to remain and asylum seekers at varying stages of the asylum process The deal is […]

Day 9: A better day for Syrian Refugee, Shabaz

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Shabaz’s mother remains in Syria caring for elderly relatives and doesn’t know what has happened to her son as her husband can’t bring himself to tell her. But, he says, she knows something is wrong. The guilt of what happened to their son weighs heavily on him. As he himself says, “We ran from death in syria. We came to Scotland to live, not to die”. Many members of their family are fragmented all over the world because of this refugee crisis, enduring suffering still. There is no normal, no standard of living to achieve, there is just getting to the point of being treated with basic human dignity seems to be a feat of itself. In a way, they are a symbol of what’s happening in Syria.

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 […]

Saving Sudais

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Our work to bring Sudais Asif to Scotland for lifesaving treatment makes it to the front page of today’s Herald magazine . Sudais was brought to Scotland as a result of a campaign by Positive Action in Housing (SC027577) – the Baby Mohammad Appeal. Our interventions led to the then health secretary Alex Neil agreeing […]