News

26 August 2021

The Afghan Crisis and the need for the U.K. Government to recognise the worth of refugee hosting networks

Positive Action in Housing is geared up and ready to offer homes to Afghan civilians through our Room for Refugees Network. We are extremely concerned about the escalating humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. We fully expect to see a surge in referrals of Afghans in the coming weeks and months similar…

19 August 2021

Safe return to the office!

It’s not how it used to be, but today was the first time we had a significant staff presence in our office since March 2020. Everyone in our team is self testing twice weekly – Sundays and Wednesdays – and mask wearing is Mandatory as well as ventilation of…

17 August 2021

Afghan Resettlement Scheme

Responding to the news that Britain will launch a new resettlement scheme for Afghans who are most in need of help, especially women and girls, after the Taliban seized control of the country, Robina Qureshi, Director of Positive Action in Housing said: “We welcome the news that the U…

15 July 2021

Positive Action in Housing’s Football team to enter refugee tournament in August!

The Rangers Charity Foundation has donated a set of kit to Positive Action in Housing’s football team – Glasgow’s very own ‘Dream Team’ who come from as far afield as Sierra Leone, Kenya and the Ivory Coast. The team, which includes three survivors from…

6 July 2021

Patel’s anti refugee bill

With the “Nationality and Borders Bill” the UK is torching its international human rights obligations under the 1951 refugee convention. We are in danger of committing crimes against humanity by turning back those in need of safety and treating them as criminals. History will shame us. Human beings will…

1 July 2021

Latest vacancy

Positive Action in Housing is an anti-racist homelessness charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. The following job is now available. Finance Officer Salary: 21 hours per week (over 4 days) £23,145 – £25,186 pro-rata + 4% Pension Based in and working from…

28 June 2021

Offshore processing of asylum seekers?

More false flags from Priti Patel the home secretary, with her latest “plan” to send refugees somewhere far away while their applications are processed. There is nothing she can do to stop asylum seekers arriving by small boats across the Channel. Successive British governments have been trying and it is…

28 June 2021

Renewed call for independent, public inquiry into treatment of Glasgow asylum seekers

Add your name in support of a public inquiry Positive Action in Housing is renewing its call for a public inquiry into the treatment of Glasgow asylum seekers housed by Mears Group. 3,340 organisations and private citizens, including Scottish MPs and the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, have now backed our demand. …

24 June 2021

Timeline of Glasgow’s deadly accommodation crisis

More refugees die here in the UK, in Home Office accommodation, than in Calais or trying to cross the Channel. Refugees are the world’s most resilient people. Many have crossed the Sahara desert and made it through the hell of Libya, facing unimaginable hardship to get this far.…

24 June 2021

12 months since the Park Inn Tragedy in Glasgow, one in three hotel asylum seekers say their mental health has deteriorated

A year after the Park Inn Tragedy, one in three asylum seekers accommodated for long periods in m hotels report that their mental health has deteriorated. Positive Action in Housing carried out a survey of hotel asylum seekers in Glasgow. It analysed the responses of 230 asylum seekers living under the…

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