Positive Action in Housing

Scotland wide Refugee Appeal Providing Emergency Relief To Refugee & Asylum Seeking Families

Throughout the year, men, women and children from refugee communities urgently need your support. Help refugees and displaced families access emergency relief. Help us reach those in greatest need. Please give whatever you can.
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A crisis appeal by Positive Action in Housing - a refugee homelessness charity (SCO27577) based in Glasgow - with a Scotland-wide reach.

Across Glasgow and other towns and cities in Scotland, we are providing support to refugee and asylum seeker families and individuals from countries including Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Ukraine and others.

Our goal is to help people rebuild their lives after a crisis and not need our support in the long term. During this time of hardship, we provide support with bus travel, phone top ups, food, clothes, shelter and digital tech. This is the first country-wide crisis appeal to prioritise the most vulnerable amongst our refugee communities.

During winter, we also deliver and distribute emergency relief to five hundred families and individuals. Our goal is to raise £50,000 for the winter appeal.

Each year we support over 3,000 refugees and asylum-seeking men women, and children to rebuild their lives and overcome the blocks put in their path by the Home Office.

Many have fled war or persecution in their own countries, risking their lives on dangerous journeys to find sanctuary, leaving loved ones behind.

97% of the people we support are living in poverty. The cost-of-living crisis is making things much harder.

They include pregnant women and new mothers placed in hotel rooms who are expected to survive on just over £9 a week; war refugees, victims of trafficking and survivors of torture; families struggling to keep the lights on and feed and keep warm their children. And people who may be struggling with chronic illness and can't keep up with the increase in bills.

We will provide crisis support for baby items, clothes, food, and shelter to ensure people in vulnerable and at-risk groups are not left hungry, cold, impoverished, or isolated from essential support.

We will prioritise those at risk of exploitation: unaccompanied children, families, pregnant women, new mothers, the elderly, and people with physical/mental health issues. We will target those left in hotels for months living on only £1.40 a day.

We will help people rebuild their lives after a crisis so they can get on with their lives. Our pioneering approach has produced life-transforming outcomes.

In 2023, our Lifeline Service provided advice, shelter and crisis support at crucial stages in refugee resettlement. We provided shelter through volunteer hosts for refugees from Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Ukraine. We distributed almost £178K from our Emergency Relief Fund, a genuine lifeline.

We need your help to continue this life-changing work. All donations - large or small - are gratefully appreciated. We would also love it if you could leave a message of support.

This is a direct giving appeal. All gift aid from this appeal will go towards running our core humanitarian activities.

About the charity

Positive Action in Housing

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Anti racist homelessness charity enabling refugees and asylum seekers to rebuild their lives. We offer advice & representation; crisis support and free shelter in the homes of volunteers through Room for Refugees to enable refugees and asylum seekers to build happy, independent and productive lives.

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