News

15 January 2022

Pregnant asylum seeker to seek legal damages for unnecessary suffering and humiliation inflicted by the Home Office

A pregnant young asylum seeker and her husband, who have been living in a guest house for more than a year without any money, are considering legal action for damages for the suffering caused by Home Office delays.

14 January 2022

Home Office landlord Mears leaves asylum seekers without electricity or hot water for days

Tonight, 21 year old Ahmed*  contacted our emergency line in desperation, to say he has been out of electricity and hot water for several days after Mears Group failed to top up his electricity meter.

13 January 2022

Young asylum seekers unable to access free bus scheme

SCOTLAND’s free bus travel scheme for young people has come under criticism after asylum seekers found it impossible to access because of the proof requested.

6 January 2022

The most racist legislation of our lifetime: the Nationality and Borders Bill

The House of Lords debated the Nationality and Borders Bill last night in a marathon six-hour session. It eventually had its second reading and goes back to the Commons to be debated by MPs.

24 December 2021

MP’s shock at living conditions for asylum seekers

AN MP has met with representatives of more than 50 refugees in a Scottish hotel amid reports about conditions inside the premises and allegedly degrading treatment by Home Office accommodation contractor Mears Group.

20 December 2021

Shocking new reports about the treatment of asylum seekers in hotels by Home Office Accommodation Contractors

The Home Office policy of using hotels across the U.K. to shift asylum seekers about appears no longer to be an emergency measure. It is the new post-Covid normal. It includes dumping around one hundred people at a time in Scottish towns and cities, including Aberdeen, Perth and Falkirk. There is zero consultation with local authorities. There is no infrastructure of support for asylum seekers.

12 December 2021

‘First They Came’: The Poem of Protest

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

9 December 2021

Asylum seekers forced to Self Isolate in Falkirk Hotel

The Home Office accommodation contractor Mears has forced 54 asylum seekers, from countries including Syria, Iran, Iraq and Yemen, to self isolate after one man tested positive for Covid 19. According to the residents, all asylum seekers (including those who are fully vaccinated with no symptoms) have been forced…

7 December 2021

Oppose the Racist Anti Refugee Bill

Three Chief Executives from refugee and immigrant backgrounds, L to R, Robina Qureshi and Jelina Berlow-Rahman have come together to lead the charge in opposing Home Secretary Priti Patel’s Racist AntiRefugee Bill. Join them. 

3 December 2021

26th Impact Report 2020/21

Positive in Housing’s 26th Annual Impact Report was launched today.

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