Grenfell Tower Homeless could be threatened with making them selves “intentionally homelessness” if they don’t move outside London

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Kensington & Chelsea Borough Council are threatening some Grenfell residents with making themselves  “intentionally homeless” if they don’t accept the offers they are given. Positive Action in Housing – a Scottish charity – has 750 volunteer hosts on our Room for Refugees hosting programme in London alone , we could accommodate many people easily if […]

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 […]

SCOTTISH HOMES FOR UNACCOMPANIED ASYLUM SEEKING REFUGEE YOUNG PEOPLE DISPERSED FROM KENT. IF SCOTTISH LOCAL AUTHORITIES WANT TO.

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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 […]