Housing and homelessness

Homeless in Glasgow?

Some useful resources for people from refugee or migrant backgrounds. Remember to check out the interactive food map.

Appointment Clinics and Outreach Surgeries

Free, independent and multilingual advice and information for people from BME, refugee and migrant communities.

Asylum seekers in the UK: How to get a bank account

This briefing tells you how to get a bank account. Content created by Positive Action in Housing. See also: https://www.paih.org/resources/Bank-accounts-uk-asylumseekers

Positive Action Network

Discover useful contacts and resources for people from BME, refugee, asylum-seeking, and migrant communities. Access a wide range of support organisations that offer multilingual and multicultural services. Resources throughout Scotland and the entire UK. To have your organisation or service included in the online Directory, simply sign up for a login. To claim an existing listing, or to alert us to errors, send an email to home@positiveactionh.org, and we'll be happy to assist you.

Housing rights and options for Ukrainians - UKR/ENG

Home office guidance on living in asylum accommodation

Home Office guide for asylum seekers staying in temporary accommodation while their claim for asylum is assessed.

Hate crime reporting 

Hate incidents are any events where you or another person perceive the event to be motivated by prejudice towards a particular group who are protected from such prejudice being directed at them.

Moving into a new house

Once someone who is seeking asylum secures their refugee status, they are asked to move on from their temporary asylum accommodation into a permanent private home. This is often rented accommodation. This guide will explain what to do if you have just moved into a rented property.

How to sue the Home Office

The Home Office often makes mistakes when exercising its immigration powers. The high appeal success rates bear testimony to this: as many as 50% of some categories of appeal are allowed. However, there are only some limited circumstances where it is possible to extract compensation from the Home Office by means of a court case.

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