28 May 2021

The Aspen Card Crisis

Thousands of asylum seeking families are believed to have been left without any money for food or essential purchases for over a week because of a shambolic changeover of debit cards. Complaints have flooded in to Positive Action in Housing – and NGOs across the U.K. – since May 24,…

25 May 2021

More impoverishment for Glasgow Asylum Seekers as Aspen card switch leaves families Without Food or Money

Positive Action in Housing, a refugee and migrants homelessness charity, is receiving a high volume of reports of impoverishment from asylum seekers in Glasgow and elsewhere across the U.K. Complaints have flooded in since Monday when the Home Office ended its Aspen Card contract with Sodexo and switched to…

22 May 2021

Too Long to be Illegal: Implications of India’s Consent on ‘Migration and Mobility’

Britain has suggested that there are at least 75,000 illegal migrants from India that it wants to send back. New Delhi believes the number is about 2,000. Reprinted from News 18 The arrest of two allegedly overstaying Indians near Glasgow, and their release after the van in which they were being taken away…

16 May 2021

The lessons to be learned from Glasgow’s Home Office stand-off

By Mike Small Reprinted from The National THE inspirational peaceful protest of Kenmure Street shows not just a model for resisting the racist British Home Office, but a template for self-determination. For a Scotland stuck in ­perpetual limbo between the democracy it aspires to be and the Scotland stuck…

15 May 2021

Statement re unsuccessful immigration enforcement action

Lawyers acting for the two men are still investigating the full background to the case, Mr Lakhvir Singh and Mr Sumit Sehdev are both in their thirties and of Indian origin. At the time that they were detained neither had active legal representation. A legal observer from Positive Action in…

14 May 2021

Glasgow Says No Pasaran To Home Secretary Priti Patel

Glasgow Protest: Lakhvir Singh was detained along with Sumit Sehdevi when the UK Border Agency ordered a raid on a Glasgow street this morning. With lawyer Jelina Berlow Rahman, Trustee of Positive Action in Housing, who has taken up the cases alongside Latta & Co Solicitors. Campaigners expect further dawn…

13 May 2021

Comment on the attempted dawn raid in Glasgow today

Robina Qureshi, Director of refugee and migrant homelessness charity Positive Action in Housing based in Glasgow said: “The unsuccessful dawn raid instructed by the U.K. Home Office today happened on the holy day of Eid (like Christmas) in a large Muslim community. Is…

13 May 2021

Protesters block dawn raid vans in Glasgow to chants of Let them Go

Commenting on a dawn raid in Glasgow today which led to the local community blocking immigration raid vans, Robina Qureshi, Director of Positive Action in Housing said: “We have seen a brilliant show of support from the local community for their neighbours from immigrant and asylum seeking backgrounds who…

9 May 2021

Irvine Housing Association

There has never been a more important time to become involved in social housing and, as a board member, there is a greatopportunity to add value where it can have impact. At Irvine HA, we are looking to add to the existing talented board with additional skills as we look…

8 May 2021

Don’t say their names – don’t give fascists the oxygen of publicity or a platform …

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was correct when she called a convicted racist “a racist and a fascist” . Indeed, she exercised considerable restraint as the far right thugs droned on about “immigrants flooding this country”. The far right thug is a convicted racist. Formerly with the English…

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