Positive Action in Housing
Positive Action in Housing is an independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness or inequality.
We assist those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution to overcome crisis situations, for example, the removal of basic human rights such as refuge, shelter, the right to work or hold a bank account. We support migrants to know their rights, secure paid work and stabilize their lives. We assist established ethnic minority communities to overcome bad housing. We offer welfare advice and money skills. We provide volunteering and training. We offer advice, crisis grants, and free shelter to those at risk of destitution.
By empowering people with information, we help individuals to make the right decisions about their future. Through proactive casework, we challenge unfair decisions.
We will help in all these ways until we have a society that treats everyone fairly, respects people’s human rights and leaves no one destitute.
Pioneered by Positive Action in Housing in 2002, Room For Refugees is a network of volunteers from all over Scotland and the UK. Volunteers offer safe, temporary room in their homes for women, children and men from refugee backgrounds fleeing persecution and torture in their country of origin. We support those who have no recourse to public funds, have exhausted their own resources and are about to be made destitute.