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.
By empowering people with information, advice and targeted practical support we enable individuals to achieve independence. Through proactive casework, we challenge unfair decisions and processes that make people’s lives harder.
What We Do
We assist refugees 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 provide practical advice and representation to asylum seekers living in accommodation provided by the Mears Group.
We provide proactive advice, emergency support and free shelter to those at risk of destitution through Room for Refugees.
We support migrants to know their rights, secure paid work and stabilise their lives. We assist established ethnic minority communities to overcome bad housing.
We support victims of racist harassment and hate crime, to successfully challenge unfair homelessness decisions.
We provide signposting, proactive casework, emergency humanitarian support to assist refugees and asylum seekers to rebuild their lives quickly and stand on their own resources.
We offer welfare advice and money skills to refugees and migrants to assist in their resettlement in Scotland. We provide volunteering and training.
We lead human rights campaigns and humanitarian appeals. We persistently challenge anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment, and the indefinite detention of innocent families and individuals. In all these areas we use our expertise to effect policy change.
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.
Robina Qureshi, Director