5 April 2022

The UK Continues To Hold Back War Refugees Leaving Many To Die Waiting for Visas in Warzones

Another lesson in how to hold back war refugees from the UK Government: Make refugees apply for visas while they wait in their apartments for over two weeks and counting. As the bombs get closer, the ones in Eastern Ukraine, Donbas, Donetsk will not be able to get out even if you grant a visa. Real life cases happening now.

5 April 2022

This is what refugee “hosting” looks like

Jo Haythorthwaite, a retired Librarian from Glasgow, has hosted around thirteen guests through Positive Action in Housing's Room for Refugees Network. Here she is pictured with some of the people who have stayed with her over the years. In fact, Jo was amongst the first to offer to take…

2 April 2022

Mark These Words

Refugees Minister Richard Harrington Promises Those Fleeing Ukraine Won’t Wait More Than Two Days

2 April 2022

Information for Ukrainians fleeing Ukraine because of the war.

This briefing advises Ukrainians about routes to the U.K. or Ireland. It also helps you find a U.K. Sponsor safely. We have significantly revised this advice because of safeguarding risks and delays arising from the “Homes for Ukraine Scheme”. it is based on our staff and volunteers assisting over 650 families and individuals registered with us who are in war zones in Ukraine or in bordering countries.

1 April 2022

Homes for Ukraine scheme exploited by men offering shelter in return for sex, Scots charity warns

A Glasgow refugee charity has received direct reports from young Ukrainian women fleeing the war claiming that men registered with Homes for Ukraine have been contacting them and offering free accommodation via the scheme in return for sex.

29 March 2022

Ukraine: Room for Refugees and How It Works

We live in a country whose government is uniquely forcing war refugees to get visas like holiday tourists with time on their hands. It has unleashed safeguarding breaches on an industrial scale by forcing children and young people to turn to social media for "sponsors", exchanging personal details with strangers.

28 March 2022

Michael Gove’s Homes for Ukraine is a Human Traffickers Charter

Michael Gove’s Homes for Ukraine Scheme has driven tens of thousands of people onto Facebook where “sponsors” and refugees search for each other, sharing personal information. But Europol has issued an early notification warning advising of the dangers of people trafficking for sex, Labour and organs.

14 March 2022

Ukrainian Refugee Appeal - Act Now

Here’s what you can do to help Ukrainians fleeing war in the worst refugee crisis since World War 2. We have transformed lives for the better with the help of volunteers, donations and spare rooms.

12 March 2022

Lift restrictions on Ukrainians entering the U.K. NOW

We have just arranged shelter and crisis support for a Ukrainian refugee, we have room - our hosting programme has had over 2,500 registered offers of shelter - but the U.K. Government must lift restrictions like other European countries & let refugees in NOW.

11 March 2022

Call for Registered Social Landlords to let tenants offer spare rooms for refugees

Registered Social Landlords are being urged to allow their tenants to offer spare room to war refugees, as a show of support and solidarity with all refugees.

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