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Autumn Updates

  It’s been a busy term for us here at CARAS. Find out what our projects have been up to, all of our latest funding updates and recent changes to our staff team below.   The Women’s Drop-in is up and running for another year! It is a huge relief that, after a period of uncertainty around lack of funding, […]

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What is CARAS?: Refugee Week 2016

What is CARAS? CARAS is the diverse community of people who come to our groups, the people who volunteer week in week out, the people who work tirelessly to make sure things run and the people who support us from afar. This is not just rhetoric, but the practical reality that allows us to deliver […]

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Our Community: Refugee Week 2016

Many of you will have seen the board up on a wall in our activities room which marks our first ten years. On it are phrases like ‘defenders of the world’, ‘friendship’, ‘my family’- it’s a heart-warming testimony to all of the people who have been part of building a very special place of welcome. […]

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What does the future hold?: Refugee Week 2016

What does the future hold for refugees and asylum seekers in London?   Alongside the hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers who have worked with CARAS to better their lives in London, come hundreds of individual journeys that have started from a diverse and varied background and have the potential to move towards an equally […]

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Refugees Are Welcome Here: Refugee Week 2016

This Refugee Week not only will we be celebrating the amazing contribution of refugees to our communities, we will also be voting in a referendum on our future in the European Union. Immigration has been one of the key issues dominating the debate, thrown into focus by the large number of refugees arriving in Europe […]

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Everybody has something to give: Refugee Week 2016

This post is just one of many that we’re publishing this week to celebrate Refugee Week 2016. We’ll be looking at some of the amazing people that we get to work with here at CARAS, and the incredible contributions that they bring to our society.   People come to community organisations looking for support, social networks, […]

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Learning Through Food: Healthy Eating Workshops

  Every Thursday afternoon, our offices here at CARAS are filled with the wonderful smells of our healthy eating workshops.   Run by Tom Waterfall, these workshops offer a space for young people to learn and improve some vital cooking skills. The idea is to learn about the importance of eating well, to familiarise themselves with the ingredients […]

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Influential Refugees: Thuan Pham

Being a refugee should not be seen as something that limits you. It should be seen as a testament to what you have endured to get to where you are today.  Our ‘Influential Refugees’ series aims to demonstrate not only the range of people who can find themselves in need of asylum, but also the […]

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Influential Refugees: Rita Ora

  Being a refugee should not be seen as something that limits you. It should be seen as a testament to what you have endured to get to where you are today.  Our ‘Influential Refugees’ series aims to demonstrate not only the range of people who can find themselves in need of asylum, but also […]

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Influential Refugees: Karl Marx

  Being a refugee should not be seen as something that limits you. It should be seen as a testament to what you have endured to get to where you are today.  Our ‘Influential Refugees’ series aims to demonstrate not only the range of people who can find themselves in need of asylum, but also […]

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