MP for Edinburgh East Tommy Sheppard met with the Craigmillar Syrian Men’s Group this week to learn more about how they’re settling into life in Edinburgh. A peer support group for men from the community, the Syrian Men’s Group provides opportunities for local people to meet, have
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A Scottish housing charity has urged the UK Government to consider proposals to double the £350 payment for hosting Ukrainians amid concerns the growing cost of living could drive thousands of people fleeing the conflict into homelessness. Positive Action in Housing, which has been r
The Scottish Government’s Super Sponsor Scheme has now offered sanctuary to 10,056 displaced people from Ukraine to travel to safety in Scotland, the latest published data has revealed. The total number of people from Ukraine offered a place in Scotland through the Super Sponsor Scheme and the
South Ayrshire Council has all but ruled out following the lead of another local authority to use tower blocks designated for demolition as temporary accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. North Lanarkshire Council announced last week it would temporarily reinstate two of the tower blocks it had moot
Wheatley Group has pledged to support Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion by offering 300 available homes to local authorities across Scotland. The group will make the offer of homes to strategic housing partners at councils in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dumfries and Galloway, West Lothian, Ren
More than 5,000 refugees fleeing war in Ukraine have arrived in Edinburgh, the City of Edinburgh Council has confirmed. Of those who have come to or through the city, 2,222 were warmly received by council officers and volunteers at Edinburgh’s Welcome Hub – where volunteers have clocked
Hundreds of Ukrainian children and their families have been made homeless after being granted sanctuary in the UK, new official figures have revealed.
More than 1,300 people fleeing conflict in Ukraine have arrived through Edinburgh’s Welcome Hub, with the significant majority of all arrivals to Scotland coming in through the city.
The Scottish Refugee Council has joined forces with The National Lottery Community Fund to distribute £1.5 million in National Lottery funding for projects that help New Scots feel at home in their communities. The Participating in the Funding Process Project will award grants to grassroots gr
A distinct route to accommodation, support and care in Scotland is now available to people displaced by the invasion of Ukraine.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has outlined the Scottish Government's commitment to maximise its contribution to the UK Government’s Ukrainian refugee community sponsorship scheme, whilst emphasising it must provide more clarity on how the scheme will work.
Positive Action in Housing CEO Robina Qureshi urges social landlords to allow their tenants to shelter refugees in their homes for short periods as a contribution to the current refugee crisis.
Positive Action in Housing chief executive officer Robina Qureshi outlines the charity's emergency support for refugees and its response to the recent House of Lords debate on the Nationality and Borders Bill.
Scottish homelessness charities have joined a host of third sector organisations across the country to declare their opposition to the UK Government’s Nationality and Borders Bill.
Council leaders in Edinburgh have reaffirmed their support to refugees fleeing their own countries despite confirming that more than 200 Afghan refugees in the city are still in temporary accommodation waiting for permanent housing.