Positive Action in Housing pioneered refugee hosting in the UK in 2002. We run the Room for Refugees Network — the UK's longest established refugee hosting programme.
We have 20 years of expertise in responding in a refugee crisis. To date we have sheltered over 4,000 refugees. We have 16,000 fully registered hosts. Over 500 refugee, emergency and homelessness organisations, including the British Red Cross, all Refugee Councils, Freedom from Torture, Migrants Organise, The Passage refer their clients to us, and we process hostings on our REFER online platform. We have hosts in every part of the U.K. and are now assisting Ukrainian and other refugees to find homes and navigate the visa application process.
- To become a host visit www.roomforrefugees.com or complete the online host request form
- Ukrainians who want to be accommodated via Room for Refugees or the UK Government Homes for Ukrainians can complete this refugee request form
- Ukraine Refugee Appeal: this Appeal will support Ukrainian and other refugees in the UK and Europe. Donate to our Appeal today
- See also our resources for refugees from Ukraine, and for supporters
During the time I’ve worked in Glasgow covering social issues, Positive Action in Housing has been a constant presence and an extremely useful one. I admire this charity because it is no respecter of institution or status where injustice needs to be tackled. I think it is worth thinking about how unusual that is – journalistically, I encounter people all the time who would like to speak out but don’t – due to concern over offending funders or alienating those in political power.
Stephen Naysmith, former Social Affairs Correspondent, The Herald