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CARAS and Afghanistan – 2

  CARAS and Afghanistan – 2   What can we do about the crisis in Afghanistan? We have heard from many of you asking how to support people who have been caught in the unfolding crisis. CARAS has always been here for the Afghan refugee community and is currently supporting more than 100 people from […]

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CARAS and Afghanistan

  CARAS and Afghanistan   Many of you have been in touch to share your concern about the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan, and have asked what else we can do together. Some of you will be thinking of individuals from Afghanistan who you have got to know well through your volunteering, and some of you […]

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Summer Newsletter 2021

  FESTIVAL OF LEARNING PRESIDENTS’ AWARD CEREMONY:   “What an honour to be the winner of the Festival of Learning Presidents’ Award! I am so proud that CARAS learners, volunteers and staff have got this recognition for the work they have done in creating a programme that supports people to learn, practice, and grow in […]

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Coronavirus update – 03

  Coronavirus Update – 03   We are very happy to have more and more opportunities to meet with people. We have a number of face to face activities happening outdoors every week- gardening has been a refuge for two groups, and we have young people enjoying a range of possibilities including cycling, running, football. […]

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Spring Newsletter 2021

  Coronavirus Update: Due to the ongoing lockdown restrictions, CARAS is continuing to run the majority of services online. There are no drop-ins and our premises remain closed. We continue to offer a wide range of activities including ESOL classes, social groups, advice work, and sports and leisure. We are open to new referrals. Thank […]

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A Digital Upgrade – Stage 01

A Digital Upgrade – Stage 01   Blog 1   Our path to finding the solution for better and easier communication with beneficiaries is winding and long, and not without potholes. Just last week we had to veto the platforms SIDElabs presented to us, and start the search all over again. Whilst looking for solutions […]

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A Digital Upgrade

A Digital Upgrade   Blog 1   When COVID-19 hit it presented new challenges to CARAS and the way that we work. We found that whilst we were able to quickly shift our work online, navigating Zoom breakout rooms with determination to keep our activities and support for refugees and asylum seekers across London meaningful, […]

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Volunteers Week 2020

CARAS Celebrating Volunteers’ Week We want this newsletter to show our gratitude to our incredible volunteers. First though, we express our support for the protests this week calling for justice for George Floyd’s death and the reform of our structurally racist societies, both in the USA and here in the UK. We share the values […]

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Summer Newsletter 2020

  CARAS Refugee Week Celebrations: For Refugee Week 2020 CARAS launched the above video “Hold On To Your Hope”. It’s a beautiful piece of drama art written and performed by some of our talented youth group members, with the support of our amazing partners Protection Approaches, Phosphoros Theatre, and People’s Palace Projects. It’s a letter […]

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Coronavirus update – 02

  Coronavirus Update – 02 Due to ongoing lockdown restrictions, CARAS is running the majority of services online. There are no drop-ins and our premises remain closed. We continue to offer a wide range of activities including ESOL classes, social groups, advice work, and sports and leisure. We are open to new referrals. Thank you […]

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