We can’t show you their faces, or tell you their names, or even which country they are from. He is a highly skilled doctor, 68 years old, and has a serious heart problem. They had to flee their home and country.

Why? Because he was simply doing his job as a doctor and a senior government official did not want him to.  They sent their children into hiding, and got on the first flight out. They had to leave and lost everything. There was no choice. It is not safe for them to return.

You’d think they would get help but their asylum claim was refused. Their support was stopped. They were issued with an eviction order. They aren’t allowed recourse to public funds, i.e. homeless units, hostels. The street was their only option. When they came to us, they were relying on handouts of tins of soup from neighbours. Positive Action provided this elderly couple with a small weekly crisis grant from our emergency hardship fund . We also found them a place to stay with one of our volunteer refugee hosts. After several weeks, we eventually got them support. We helped overcome a crisis so this couple could rebuild their lives.

Positive Action. Working together to rebuild lives.


To those facing destitution and hunger, Positive Action in Housing offers a real chance of hope. We are often one of the first organisations able to directly assist those facing homelessness, destitution and poverty. Having a steady and reliable income is essential, and means we can provide support where people need it most.

Make a difference today by setting up a regular donation.

1. Donate ONLINE from as little as £5 a month – and add 25% to your donation with gift aid.

(We use BTMydonate to collect donations because they collect our gift aid without hassle and are fee-free, so all of your donation goes to a good cause). To make a safe, secure donation online now, click here 


2. Post a cheque to:
Positive Action in Housing Ltd
98 West George Street Glasgow G2 1PJ

Tell us your full name and address, and email address, and tell us to “gift aid” your donation (if your a UK taxpayer) to add 25% from the tax man. We will acknowledge your donation by email preferably or post.

3. By Standing Order through your bank

Set up a regular payment using internet banking. Our secure  details are:

Name: Positive Action in Housing Ltd
Sort Code: 82 20 00
Account: 00447398

Increase your donation by agreeing to ‘gift aid’ it – you just need to be a UK taxpayer and tell us your full name and address. Email donate@paih.org.

For queries , email to donate@paih.org.

4. Raise funds for the charity every-time you shop online

Want to raise free donations for Positive Action in Housing through easy-fundraising? Just shop online for groceries, utilities, car insurance, Broadband /TV and more here .

5. Become a member

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Working together to rebuild lives.