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16 February 2024

35,000 international students wrongly stripped of visa

One decade after an IT error led to a Home Office decision of mass student visa termination, thousands of people are fighting for justice.

8 February 2024

Overcrowding Onboard the Bibby Stockholm

The move towards the use of former military barracks, airforce bases, and prison-like barges as asylum accommodation has been condemned widely across the UK by third sector organisations, local communities, and local councils alike.

8 February 2024

Immigration Health Surcharge Increased By 66%

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) was introduced in April 2015 with the stated aim of raising funds for the NHS from migrants. Initially, the surcharge annual rate was set at £200. Since it was introduced, the standard IHS rate has risen to £1035.

1 February 2024

Glasgow Kiltwalk 2024

Join Positive Action in Housing for this year's Glasgow Kiltwalk!

31 January 2024

Asylum Backlog Continues Despite Misleading Comments

Attempts from the Home Office to deliver Rishi Sunak’s pledge to clear the asylum backlog of more than 92,000 “legacy” cases – cases lodged before July 2022 – by the end of 2023 has failed. Over 4,500 of these legacy cases remain unresolved.

24 January 2024

Home Office system creates safeguarding crisis

A report released by the Refugee Council, Helen Bamber Foundation, and Humans for Rights Network entitled ‘Forced Adulthood’ has this week highlighted the harmful impact of Home Office decision-making on children seeking safety in the UK. The damning findings of the report expose entrenched failures in age-assessment processes used by the Home Office, uncovering the high incidence of children wrongly deemed to be adults.

17 January 2024

Template Letter Against the Rwanda Plan

Today, the Rwanda Plan enters the Third Reading in the House of Commons. This Bill will directly breach international human rights law and have dire consequences for those seeking asylum in the UK. You can use our template letter below to express your concerns to your MP.

12 January 2024

UK Government Hikes Visa Fees and IHS

“We are broke, but we are not broken and we demand the government does the right thing – pay our public sector workers fairly and make a u-turn on the visa fees exploitation’.” – Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU) Action Group statement.

24 December 2023

As the year ends

Thousands of people have placed their trust in Positive Action in Housing’s fearless humanitarian work since we started over 28 years ago, turning to us in moments of crisis and uncertainty.

23 December 2023

Testimony: 1500 Palestinians Returned To Gaza

Below is direct testimony from one man who is one of hundreds of Gazan workers sent back into the Strip. He is a family member of Palestinians currently supported by Positive Action in Housing.

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