4 November 2022

RIP Alasdair McKee, Former Chair and Trustee

In remembrance of a friend and long-standing supporter.

31 October 2022

Open Letter to The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Prime Minister and Minister for the Union

  Dear Prime Minister, Overcrowding & Inhumane Conditions at RAF Base, Manston, Kent As representatives of civil society, refugee and migrant organisations, lawyers, providers, trade unions, teachers' unions, educational institutions and faith and belief communities across the United Kingdom, we, the undersigned, write to express our grave concerns about the…

31 October 2022

It’s not too late to apply for EU settled status in Scotland

BY June last year, around one quarter of a million European Union (EU) citizens had applied for settled status in Scotland under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). 

14 October 2022

Pressure mounts on Children’s Commissioner to intervene in the deplorable housing conditions of asylum seeking pregnant women and new mothers

Below is a letter to the Children's Commissioner to ask him to intervene to force Mears group to accommodate asylum-seeking mothers in their own accommodation, not hotels. The names of clients have been changed to protect identities, as people are fearful of the accommodation contractor and of its connection to the Home Office, which decides their asylum claim.

24 September 2022

Ten pregnant women and new mothers housed in “dehumanising” Glasgow asylum accommodation

Ten pregnant women and mothers with newborns are being housed in a Glasgow guesthouse without adequate food or facilities.

6 September 2022

Scotland’s fight for refugees gets personal

Six months on from the start of the Ukrainian asylum crisis, two leading campaigners for refugees launch a devastating attack on British Government cruelty and Scottish Government complacency – and both reveal the dark personal stories which turned them into champions of the underdog.

22 August 2022

Concerns grow about impending homelessness amongst Ukrainian refugees living with UK hosts

UK hosts have urged the UK Government to consider proposals to double the £350 payment for hosting Ukrainians, amid growing fears that thousands of refugees could be left homeless. Here is Positive Action in Housing's view on the impending hosting crisis and how it should best be managed.

15 August 2022

Fatal Accident Inquiry Begins Into Death of Chinese Man Held In Dungavel

A fatal accident inquiry into the death of Chinese national Mr Xi Biau Huang, 54,  inside Dungavel Detention Centre, begins today Monday 15th August, in Hamilton Sheriff Court. 

15 July 2022

Update on the Ukraine Programme

Here are statistics as of July 12 2022 on the arrival of Ukrainians to the UK and Ireland and an update on progress of Positive Action in Housing’s Ukraine Programme.

20 June 2022

The Home Secretary’s Treatment of Refugees With No Safe Route is Racist - Not the ECHR

After the hugely embarrassing and costly failure of that Rwanda flight, Priti Patel now claims that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is “racist” for preventing the UK from sending refugees - including torture survivors - to Rwanda. It is the decision to dump war refugees from Africa and the Middle East in Rwanda - with a questionable human rights record - while providing safe routes to refugees from Ukraine - that is racist.

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