News 2024

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.

16 February 2024

35,000 international students wrongly stripped of visa

One decade after an IT error led to a Home Office decision of mass student visa termination, thousands of people are fighting for justice.

8 February 2024

Overcrowding Onboard the Bibby Stockholm

The move towards the use of former military barracks, airforce bases, and prison-like barges as asylum accommodation has been condemned widely across the UK by third sector organisations, local communities, and local councils alike.

8 February 2024

Immigration Health Surcharge Increased By 66%

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) was introduced in April 2015 with the stated aim of raising funds for the NHS from migrants. Initially, the surcharge annual rate was set at £200. Since it was introduced, the standard IHS rate has risen to £1035.

1 February 2024

Glasgow Kiltwalk 2024

Join Positive Action in Housing for this year's Glasgow Kiltwalk!

31 January 2024

Asylum Backlog Continues Despite Misleading Comments

Attempts from the Home Office to deliver Rishi Sunak’s pledge to clear the asylum backlog of more than 92,000 “legacy” cases – cases lodged before July 2022 – by the end of 2023 has failed. Over 4,500 of these legacy cases remain unresolved.

24 January 2024

Home Office system creates safeguarding crisis

A report released by the Refugee Council, Helen Bamber Foundation, and Humans for Rights Network entitled ‘Forced Adulthood’ has this week highlighted the harmful impact of Home Office decision-making on children seeking safety in the UK. The damning findings of the report expose entrenched failures in age-assessment processes used by the Home Office, uncovering the high incidence of children wrongly deemed to be adults.

17 January 2024

Template Letter Against the Rwanda Plan

Today, the Rwanda Plan enters the Third Reading in the House of Commons. This Bill will directly breach international human rights law and have dire consequences for those seeking asylum in the UK. You can use our template letter below to express your concerns to your MP.

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