The people we have helped
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Gheorghe and Melinda
Gheorghe lives with his wife, Melinda, in Glasgow’s Govanhill.
Florica and Sebastian
Florica and her husband Sebastian have lived in Scotland since 2018. They settled in Govanhill, working and raising their three children.
Kristine was forced into debt when her previous employers failed to pay her correctly. The Money Skills Project helped Kristine to re-apply for Universal Credit and cover her debt.
The plight of the Bidoon is a six-decade story of a people denied citizenship and stigmatised in one of the world’s wealthiest states. They are not legally considered Kuwaitis. They are instead a stateless group of people known as the Bidoons – meaning “without” in Arabic or “without citizenship". As Kuwaiti Bedoon, Mohsin, his wife, and three children experienced systemic persecution and discrimination. As a refugee in Scotland, Mohsin encountered difficulty finding work and accessing services and advice. COVID-19 complicated everything, and Mohsin struggled with poor health and debt.
Evelyn came to Positive Action in Housing after fleeing domestic violence. Her ex-partner refused to allow her contact with their infant daughter and, with No Recourse to Public Funds, she was living in a hotel that served as a winter night shelter. She had no friends or family in Scotland that she could turn to for help, no income, and she didn’t know how to find a safe home for herself and her daughter.
We helped Yara to apply for asylum support and crisis grants. This helped her keep the heating on and continue her ESOL course.
Amira fled domestic violence and political persecution in Iran at the height of the Lockdown in the UK. Here, she experienced harassment and homelessness. We helped Amira find safe housing and a lawyer.
Aref is seeking asylum here, having fled persecution in Iran. He turned to us when he experienced homelessness because of Home Office delays.
Haval and Sana
Haval and Sana were supported by Positive Action in Housing when they arrived in Glasgow for the first time.
Faced with sudden eviction and homelessness, Francis and his family turned to the Housing and Homelessness team for assistance with housing association applications.
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