15 November 2016

Annual Report 2015-16

O ur 2015-16 annual report is hot off the press, to advertise in next year’s publication please email home@paih.org.

 

20 October 2016

Proposed short term holding facility at Abbotsinch Road to replace Dungavel

Proposed short term holding facility at Abbotsinch Road – to replace Dungavel A planning application has been lodged by Arora Hotels/Management Services/Property with Renfrewshire Council in Scotland to build a 51-bed “short-term holding facility” on Abbotsinch Road. The “facility” will effectively detain or imprison …

 

19 October 2016

Formal planning objection by Positive Action in Housing to the Erection of Aurora short term immigration holding facility

This was one of our most successful campaigns. Here is the formal objection to the building of a 20-bedroom short-term holding centre at Glasgow Airport to replace Dungavel Removal Centre which was announced to close.

 

19 June 2016

After the death of Jo Cox: racist rhetoric has deadly consequences

Politicians and certain sections of the media have created a toxic racist environment - and must be held responsible for the hatred they incite.

 

30 March 2016

Syrian Refugees

Many areas of Scotland have now started accepting refugees being resettled under the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement (VPR) Programme. A co-ordinated response between the DWP, local authorities, Scottish Government, housing providers and other key partners has been put into place so that there should not be any delays in those…

 

21 February 2016

‘I have met some nice people I am still friends with, and it makes you feel good doing something for other people’

Scotland took pride in offering a home to a disproportionate number of refugees when the UK Government agreed to house 1,000 of those fleeing from the Syrian crisis at the end of last year. However, away from the spotlight of those forced to flee the fighting in the Middle East, a…

 

14 February 2016

The Scots taking refugees into their homes and their hearts

Sunday Herald, February 14, 2016 Scotland took pride in offering a home to a disproportionate number of refugees when the UK Government agreed to house 1,000 of those fleeing from the Syrian crisis at the end of last year. However, away from the spotlight of those forced to flee the fighting in the…

 

10 January 2016

Together Against Prevent

We are a signatory to the ‘Together Against Prevent’ statement that says: We recognise and condemn the damage that Prevent’s “spot the potential terrorist” approach has made primarily in stigmatising and criminalising entire Muslim communities, but also to a growing number of political activists…

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