About Us

Positive Action in Housing began twenty years ago.

We are a Scottish based charity (SC027577) with a Europe-wide reach, working with people, communities and non-profit organisations to enable everyone to have an equal chance to live, work and grow, free from poverty, homelessness or racism.

We offer free advice, information and practical support in order to help rebuild and stabilise lives. We pro-actively welcome refugees in Europe and those seeking asylum from war torn countries.

We run a free, confidential and impartial housing advice service. We provide money advice and financial skills. We support migrants in the UK to gain the necessary paperwork to secure employment, self-employment and stabilise their lives.

We run an Emergency Hardship Fund for those in greatest need. We provide free shelter for destitute refugees and their families through 2,100 plus refugee hosts across the UK and Europe through our pioneering refugee hosting scheme Room for Refugees.

We provide volunteering and sessional work opportunities. We inform social policy from a user-led perspective. We deliver training and best practice.

We lead human rights campaigns and humanitarian appeals, most recently for refugees trying to reach Europe. We routinely highlight individual injustices to increase public awareness. We persistently challenge the xenophobic rhetoric directed at refugees by government bodies.

To continue this work with autonomy, we depend on the support of government, charitable trusts, our members and individuals, trade unions and academic bodies.

Positive Action in Housing is independent of any political group, religious creed, ideology or economic faction.

To make a regular donation to our work, go to www.paih.org/makearegulardonation