Working together to rebuild lives

Positive Action in Housing is an independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity dedicated to supporting refugees and migrants to rebuild their lives.

What we do

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.

Room for Refugees - Ukraine Programme 

Positive Action in Housing pioneered refugee hosting in the UK in 2002. We run the Room for Refugees Network — the UK's longest established refugee hosting programme. We have 20 years of expertise in responding in a refugee crisis. To date we have sheltered over 4,000 refugees. We have 16,000 fully registered hosts. Over 500 refugee, emergency and homelessness organisations, including the British Red Cross, all Refugee Councils, Freedom from Torture, Migrants Organise, The Passage refer their clients to us, and we process hostings on our REFER online platform. We have hosts in every part of the U.K. and are now assisting Ukrainian and other refugees to find homes and navigate the visa application process.

To become a host visit or complete the online host request form

Ukrainians who want to be accommodated via Room for Refugees or the UK Government Homes for Ukrainians can complete this refugee request form

Ukraine Refugee Appeal: this Appeal will support Ukrainian and other refugees in the UK and Europe. Donate to our Appeal today

See also our resources for refugees from Ukraine, and for supporters

Winter Appeal

Our annual winter surgery is running up until Christmas Day and then throughout winter to distribute crisis support to impoverished families from many countries including Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Yemen. So far over 479 families, young people and lone men and women have been referred for crisis support during Christmas and New Year.

Room for Refugees

The Room for Refugees Network helps men, women and children who are fleeing for their lives to rebuild their lives.

Destitution Service

The Lifeline Destitution Service offers crisis intervention to destitute or insecurely housed refugees and asylum seekers in order to find safe shelter, legal support and the help they need to rebuild their lives and build stable futures for themselves and their families.

During the time I’ve worked in Glasgow covering social issues, Positive Action in Housing has been a constant presence and an extremely useful one. I admire this charity because it is no respector of institution or status where injustice needs to be tackled. I think it is worth thinking about how unusual that is – journalistically I encounter people all the time who would like to speak out, but don’t – due to concern over offending funders or alienating those in political power.

Stephen Naysmith, Social Affairs Correspondent, The Herald

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