Working together to rebuild lives

Positive Action in Housing is an independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity dedicated to supporting refugees and migrants to rebuild their lives.

What we do

By empowering people with information, advice and targeted practical support we enable individuals to achieve independence. Through proactive casework, we challenge unfair decisions and processes that make people’s lives harder.

Winter Appeal 2021

Our annual winter surgery is running up until Christmas Day and then throughout winter to distribute crisis support to impoverished families from many countries including Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Yemen. So far over 479 families, young people and lone men and women have been referred for crisis support during Christmas and New Year.

Room for Refugees

Since September 2015, we have arranged hundreds of thousands of nights of shelter in the homes of our wonderful refugee hosts.

Destitution services

The Lifeline Service offers crisis intervention to destitute or insecurely housed refugees and asylum seekers in order to find safe shelter, legal support and the help they need to rebuild their lives.

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 respector 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, Social Affairs Correspondent, The Herald

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