News 2019

23 December 2019

Reza came here as a child refugee

Reza came to the UK as a child refugee from Iran. After leaving foster care aged 18, he applied for asylum. Unfortunately, the Home Office refused his case, and told him to return to Iraq, a country he has never been to. Reza was a healthy happy young man.ten years…

24 November 2019

Winter Appeal

Supporting destitute refugees, asylum seekers and those with NRPF Donate online using CAF   , Justgiving or  Paypal Giving   Send an e-card for Christmas, birthdays or any occasion and donate the cost of card and stamps to a good cause.  About this Appeal This…

20 November 2019

Serco lock change evictions – appeal plans underway amid fears of winter destitution

press statement – for immediate release Mike Dailly, Solicitor Advocate at Govan Law Centre said: “Govan Law Centre has been instructed to make an application to the Inner House of the Court of Session to seek permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court in the case of Ali v. Serco…

13 November 2019

Serco to lock out 20 refugees and asylum seekers each week – lawyers to consider appeal to U.K. Supreme Council

Court of session refuses due process for Glasgow’s refugees and asylum seekers Refugee charities have warned that a dangerous precedent has been set for the state to avoid human-rights obligations after Scotland’s highest court ruled that the evictions of refused asylum seekers by the housing provider…

8 November 2019

Response to Asylum data released by Migration Observatory

New data released by the Migration Observatory – based in Oxford University – finds that the majority of asylum seekers are being housed in disadvantaged local authority areas, while dozens of wealthy councils support none, and  face long delays to their claims being decided, but more than half are…

30 October 2019

Statement on Serco Lock Change Evictions

In response to concerns that Serco may carry out lock change evictions from today Thursday 31 October 2019, Positive Action in Housing, the refugee and migrant homelessness charity, has issued the following statement: We are dismayed that Serco is going ahead and evicting vulnerable people from the only homes they have while…

25 October 2019

Positive Action in Housing’s latest Annual Report Launched in Glasgow

Positive in Housing’s 24th Annual Impact Report was launched today in Glasgow City Chambers in front of an audience of 110 member organisations from Scottish housing associations, BME organisations, Refugee groups and homelessness organisations, trade unions as well as service users and volunteers involved with the charity. …

24 October 2019

Comment: Essex Lorry Deaths

Robina Qureshi argues that the UK government must face up to the challenges of the global refugee and migrant crisis – we need safe and legal routes for refugees and migrants. People move, deal with it. Creating tighter border controls simply empowers more human trafficking gangs. The Essex Lorry Tragedy …

23 October 2019

39 bodies found in shipping container in Essex

THE REFUGEE CRISIS HAS NOT GONE AWAY 23 October 2019 – 20:00 hrs The Essex Lorry Tragedy echoes other similar incidents: the 58 men and women found dead in a lorry at Dover in 2000; the 71 decomposing bodies of Syrian refugees – the youngest just one year old – abandoned in a lorry at the…

15 October 2019

In memory of Eniola Adewale Haastrup

RIP Eniola Adewale Haastrup 1964 – 2016 .

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