14 October 2017

Saving Sudais

Our work to bring Sudais Asif to Scotland for lifesaving treatment makes it to the front page of today’s Herald magazine . Sudais was brought to Scotland as a result of a campaign by Positive Action in Housing (SC027577) – the Baby Mohammad Appeal. Our interventions led to the…

 

20 September 2017

London

Room for Refugees (London) “Airbnb for Refugees” Mohammed Reproduced from The Guardian newspaper’s photo-essay of the Room for Refugees programme See YouTube video of Mohammed at Joanne’s home Mohammed, 35, from Palestine. Living with Joanne MacInnes, an actor and activist, in west London,…

 

20 September 2017

Heading here

The Herald (Glasgow) September 9, 2016 Friday Heading here BYLINE: Kate Devlin ASYLUM seekers face rapid removal from Scotland and restrictions on their right to appeal deportation under plans to replace the notorious Dungavel holding centre with a “short-term” unit near Glasgow Airport, campaigners warn. The Home Office yesterday announced…

 

19 September 2017

Press Statement regarding Chinese man who died at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre

In response to the news that a Chinese man was found dead yesterday in Dungavel, Robina Qureshi, Director of refugee and migrant homelessness charity, Positive Action in Housing, said: “The fact that we know nothing more than that a Chinese man died is typical media crisis management on the…

 

19 September 2017

Scotland’s child … Mohammad Sudais

THE call that would change the lives of Mohammad Asif and his family came at 6am on Monday, December 16, 2013. “A relative in Afghanistan phoned to tell me there had been an explosion at my brother’s house in Peshawar, Pakistan,” he explains. “I kept calling the…

 

18 June 2017

The kindness of strangers: the challenges and rewards of opening your home to refugees by Alison Phipps

By Alison Phipps IN my arms is a three-week-old baby. Her mother, who is from sub-Saharan Africa, has been evicted from the temporary London accommodation where she’d been placed after receiving refugee status, as she was found to have a well-founded fear of persecution. And now, mother and…

 

16 June 2017

When I opened my home to refugees

Alison Phipps and her husband Robert Professor Alison Phipps writes about her and her husband Robert’s experience of hosting refugees through Positive Action in Housing’s Room for Refugees Programme and its predecessor, which was simply called “accommodation project” … IN my arms is a…

 

25 May 2017

Positive Action in Housing Welcomes Destitution Report

Positive Action in Housing has welcomed Holyrood’s Equality and Human Rights Committee’s report on destitution. The Committee’s report recognises the huge challenges facing people seeking safety here, and states that “destitution is built into the asylum process”. The Scottish Parliament Committee…

 

26 March 2017

Medics reveal: refugees literally driven mad by the ‘draconian’ asylum system

Room for Refugees – Chris, Zora, Cabdi and Mohammed at the top of Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh. Please credit: Photographer: Alicia Canter. ONE woman spends her days looking for pennies on the street to help her survive. Another has become so paranoid she goes hungry because she fears she will…

 

28 January 2017

SCOTTISH HOMES FOR UNACCOMPANIED ASYLUM SEEKING REFUGEE YOUNG PEOPLE DISPERSED FROM KENT. IF SCOTTISH LOCAL AUTHORITIES WANT TO.

230 households have stepped forward from our Room for Refugees Scotland Register, offering to take in unaccompanied child refugees. 14 potential host families will be attending Glasgow City Councils drop ins next week in the City Chambers. There are 32 households in Edinburgh and many in other local authority areas too. For more…

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