Positive Action in Housing



Glasgow issues temporary pause on asylum seekers as humanitarian concerns deepen

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

Charities call for increased protection for asylum seekers following Glasgow death

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

Mears moves 300 Glasgow asylum seekers into hotels where social distancing is ‘impossible’

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

‘Deep disappointment’ as Supreme Court refuses appeal in Serco case

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

£30,000 awarded to refugee housing education programme

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

Over £4.2m in Ofgem redress funding awarded to energy charities

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

Positive Action in Housing opens Christmas appeal for refugees in Glasgow

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 Winter Night Shelter opening date will remain unchanged

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

Serco's lock-change evictions of asylum seekers deemed lawful by Scotland’s highest civil court

Scotland’s highest civil court has found that lock-change evictions of asylum seekers without court orders are lawful in a judgment whose implications are "deeply concerning".

Published 14 November 2019

Serco evictions may begin today

Positive Action in Housing (PAIH) has said that Serco may carry out lock change evictions today.

Published 31 October 2019

Report highlights ‘formidable’ work of Positive Action in Housing

Securing support and accommodation for thousands of refugees and campaigning against lock-change evictions by Serco are among the achievements of Positive Action in Housing over the last year.

Published 28 October 2019

Serco lock-change evictions paused by Glasgow Sheriff Court

Asylum seekers facing eviction proceedings in Glasgow have been given a temporary reprieve by a court.

Published 30 September 2019

Further interim interdicts granted against Serco evictions

Glasgow law centres, advice agencies and charities have come together to prevent the eviction of Glasgow asylum seekers.

Published 16 July 2019

Serco lock change evictions prevented for five asylum seekers in Glasgow

Glasgow Sheriff Court has granted court orders preventing Serco from evicting five asylum seekers by lock change until the next hearing.

Published 4 July 2019

Tenants’ union to go ‘on the offensive’ to stop Serco evictions

Scotland’s tenants’ union Living Rent has called for “mass public resistance” to stop the 300 lock changes to be rolled out by Serco in Glasgow.

Published 18 June 2019