News 2024

26 May 2024

RIP Professor Greg Philo

It is with profound sadness that we report the passing of "fearless academic" Professor Greg Philo, co-founder of Glasgow University Media Group who literally wrote the book on TV bias. He was also a long-standing friend of our charity, a generous donor, humanitarian and someone who hosted people from refugee backgrounds.

2 May 2024

Rwanda policy leading to asylum seekers going underground

UK ministers have acknowledged for the first time that they have begun detaining asylum seekers in Glasgow and other cities across the UK to be removed to Rwanda, prompting demonstrations outside Home Office buildings. This has prompted fears that asylum seekers will simply go underground and become undocumented permanently.

30 April 2024

Rwanda Act: Briefing for People Impacted

You may have heard news that the Home Office are currently detaining people who are vulnerable to be removed from the UK to Rwanda under the new Safety of Rwanda Act. This does not affect everyone seeking asylum- please read the following information carefully to find out if you are affected. If you have any concerns that you might be impacted, please speak to your lawyer as soon as possible. If you do require support call us on 01413532220 between 10 am and 12 noon Monday to Friday.

28 April 2024

Home Office to detain asylum seekers this week amid Rwanda preparation

The Home Office is set to detain asylum seekers this week as part of its preparation for deportation to Rwanda, according to reports.

8 April 2024

A letter from Cairo

Last month, we asked our supporters to help the family of one of our service users, Dr Hashem Salim, a Palestinian living in the UK. Your support led to us helping ten members of Hashem’s family to leave Gaza and enter Egypt. Here below is a letter from Hashem’s mother, to everyone who supported the family, shortly after she arrived in Cairo.

28 March 2024

Breaking: We saved lives today!

With the help of our members and supporters, several members of 29 year old Dr Hashem’s family, including children and young people, have been permitted to leave Gaza and are right now on their way to Cairo. Help us help them to find safe accommodation.

28 March 2024

Concerns for mental health of people in hotels grows 

We recently spoke to The Ferret about the growing mental health crisis that we are seeing in institutionalised accommodation across Scotland.

7 March 2024

Peers support crucial amendments to Rwanda Bill

The House of Lords have this week passed multiple amendments against the doomed Rwanda plan, calling for more accountability and better protections for people seeking asylum.

1 March 2024

Fatal Channel tragedy as Home Office pushes forward with Rwanda Plan

This week, one person has died and a further two are missing after attempting to seek asylum in the UK. The Home Office has been warned, time and time again, of the impacts of increasingly hostile policies and yet still, they pursue the failed, unworkable and inhumane Rwanda plan.

24 February 2024

Urgent appeal to help Palestinian family evacuate from Gaza

As the situation in Gaza deteriorates further, with images of starved babies being shared across media platforms worldwide, we are calling on our supporters to donate to this urgent appeal to assist Hashem, a Palestinian doctor supported by Positive Action in Housing since March 2023, to evacuate his mother, Iman, sister and extended family from Gaza, Palestine.

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