Positive Action in Housing Welcomes Destitution Report

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24 May 2017 Positive Action in Housing has welcomed Holyrood’s Equality and Human Rights Committee’s report on destitution and its call for a Scottish anti-destitution strategy and advocacy service. 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 […]


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230 households have stepped forward from our Room for Refugees Scotland Register, offering to take in unaccompanied child refugees. 14 potential host families will be attending Glasgow City Councils drop ins next week in the City Chambers. There are 32 households in Edinburgh and many in other local authority areas too. For more information email […]

Proposed short term holding facility at Abbotsinch Road to replace Dungavel

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Proposed short term holding facility at Abbotsinch Road – to replace Dungavel A planning application has been lodged by Arora Hotels/Management Services/Property with Renfrewshire Council in Scotland to build a 51-bed “short-term holding facility” on Abbotsinch Road. The “facility” will effectively detain or imprison “families, the disabled and the vulnerable”. Positive Action has submitted a […]

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. […]

Syrian Refugees

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Many areas of Scotland have now started accepting refugees being resettled under the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement (VPR) Programme. A co-ordinated response between the DWP, local authorities, Scottish Government, housing providers and other key partners has been put into place so that there should not be any delays in those resettled under the programme getting […]

Together Against Prevent

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We are a signatory to the ‘Together Against Prevent’ statement that says: We recognise and condemn the damage that Prevent’s “spot the potential terrorist” approach has made primarily in stigmatising and criminalising entire Muslim communities, but also to a growing number of political activists and campaigners labelled with ill-defined terms like “non-violent extremist” or “domestic […]