Positive Action in Housing



Serco loses government’s asylum accommodation contract in Scotland

The private housing provider at the centre of controversy over its plans to evict hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow has lost its asylum accommodation contract for Scotland.

Published 9 January 2019

Home Office lodges full defences in Serco lock-change case

The Home Office has lodged its full defences with the Court of Session in the legal challenge against a series of lock-change orders issued to tenants refused asylum in the UK.

Published 19 November 2018

Scottish Government announces funding for asylum seeker housing services

An organisation that supports asylum seekers in Glasgow is to benefit from extra funding from the Scottish Government in light of recent eviction proposals.

Published 4 October 2018

Jeremy Corbyn to meet eviction-threatened asylum seekers in Glasgow

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will today meet asylum seeker families in Glasgow threatened with eviction by outsourcing giant Serco and call for such services to be delivered by not for profit public bodies.

Published 22 August 2018

‘Lock changes need permission’, Maryhill Housing tells Serco

Maryhill Housing Association has joined the growing list of Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) frustrating the planned evictions of over 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow by telling Serco that it cannot change its locks without consent.

Published 8 August 2018

Serco to ‘pause’ asylum seeker lock-change plan as housing associations offer assistance

Housing provider Serco has said it will “pause” issuing lock-change orders to tenants refused asylum in the UK ahead of a court challenge following pressure from campaigners, charities and housing associations.

Published 7 August 2018

Hundreds of asylum seekers face being made homeless

Around 300 refugees in Glasgow could be made homeless from today when a private company begins a programme of changing locks to emergency accommodation.

Published 30 July 2018

£1.6m funding boost for homelessness and housing projects

Grants totalling £1.6 million will fund innovative services aimed at tackling homelessness and improving housing, particularly for the most vulnerable.

Published 22 January 2018

Positive Action in Housing launches Winter Crisis Appeal

Refugee homelessness charity Positive Action in Housing has launched its Winter Crisis Appeal to help hundreds of destitute families, men and women approaching the charity’s Lifeline Service.

Published 30 October 2017

Positive Action in Housing welcomes destitution report

Positive Action in Housing has welcomed a Holyrood committee’s report which found insecure immigration status to be a key aggravating factor leading to destitution.

Published 26 May 2017

Homelessness efforts hampered by ‘lack of political leadership and urgency’, say charities

Homelessness, housing and anti-poverty groups have called for “real and urgent” action to better tackle and prevent the “human tragedy” of homelessness in Scotland

Published 4 April 2017

Scottish RSLs pledge up to 350 homes for vulnerable Syrian families

Housing associations and co-operatives across Scotland have shown an overwhelming act of solidarity and humanity as they pledge up to 350 homes for vulnerable families being relocated to the UK as part of the Vulnerable Person Relocation (VPR) scheme run by the UK government.

Published 25 November 2016

Trust Housing Association raises £735 for Refugee Crisis Appeal

Trust Housing Association has raised £735 for Positive Action in Housing’s (PAIH) Refugee Crisis Appeal.

Published 29 January 2016

Scottish housing associations to agree practical response to refugee crisis

An emergency meeting is being held in Glasgow tomorrow for Scottish housing associations to agree a practical and immediate response to the refugee crisis in Europe.

Published 7 September 2015