Positive Action in Housing
A decision by the Home Office not to give money to thousands of asylum seekers to make calls to friends and family during the pandemic has been declared unlawful by the High Court.
Published 5 October 2021
More than 50 refugee and migrant organisations, lawyers and academics across Scotland, Wales and England have signed an open letter to home secretary Priti Patel to raise questions about the ongoing Aspen card crisis and the card contractor PrePaid Financial Services.
Published 11 June 2021
Ten days have now passed with thousands of asylum seekers, including several hundred in Glasgow, being left without working payment cards due to a Home Office contract changeover, writes Robina Qureshi.
Published 7 June 2021
Positive Action in Housing (PAIH) has described the use of hotels as asylum accommodation under the Home Office/Mears contract as the "most inhumane" it has ever witnessed.
Published 26 February 2021
A COVID-19 case has been confirmed at the McLays Guest House in Glasgow.
Published 2 October 2020
Positive Action in Housing 'disturbed' at UK Government's 'out of sight, out of mind' plan for asylum seekers
Home secretary Priti Patel allegedly ordered civil servants to consider processing asylum seekers on remote islands more than 4,000 miles from Britain, according to reports.
Published 1 October 2020
Positive Action in Housing has reiterated its demand for a full independent inquiry into the accommodation provided to asylum seekers in Glasgow during lockdown after a mother was found dead on Saturday.
Published 25 August 2020
No more asylum seekers will be sent to Glasgow as the local authority attempts to “ease the pressures” on the city after last month’s knife attack and mounting concerns about living conditions for people in hotels during lockdown
Published 7 July 2020
Concerns over the treatment of Glasgow's asylum seekers have been raised to ministers following the tragic death of a Syrian refugee in the city.
Published 12 May 2020
Charities have reacted with alarm at reports that more than 300 men and women seeking asylum in Glasgow have been moved out of apartments and into hotels where they are worried that they can’t practice social distancing.
Published 23 April 2020
Home Office asylum accommodation provider Serco can legally carry out lock-changes evictions on refused refugees in Glasgow after an appeal case was rejected by the UK Supreme Court.
Published 7 April 2020
Positive Action in Housing has been awarded more than £30,000 of funding from the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust to carry out its education programme for those from refugee, new migrant and other BAME communities facing barriers to living in the private rented sector (PRS).
Published 31 January 2020
Energy Saving Trust has today announced over £4.2 million has been awarded to 30 charities across England, Scotland and Wales in the latest round of the Energy Redress Scheme.
Published 16 January 2020
Refugee and migrant homelessness charity Positive Action in Housing has launched an appeal to raise £10,000 by Christmas Day.
Published 16 December 2019
Glasgow City Mission has confirmed it is continuing to plan for the opening of the city’s Winter Night Shelter on December 1 after politely declining an offer for funding to open a week early.
Published 21 November 2019