Winter Newsletter 2021

    CARAS AGM 2021 We held a fantastic AGM, welcoming 40 people to celebrate our past year. Thanks go to the whole of the CARAS community- group members, volunteers, trustees, donors and supporters, staff, and partner organisations. Together, we are unstoppable!   Migrant Connections Festival We had a fun Saturday attending Migrant Connections Festival, where we […]

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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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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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Summer Newsletter

We hope you are enjoying this wonderfully warm summer weather! We have had a lot of reasons to celebrate this past quarter, from achieving the Silver Quality Mark from London Youth to seeing our young people co-facilitate 10 Signs of Welcome workshops throughout our local community. Our women’s group continue to enjoy weekly yoga sessions […]

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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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