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ADULT PROGRAMMES

The CARAS community offers a range of activities and groups for men and women with a refugee background living in South London. Whether people attend our advice sessions or social activities, individuals will be welcomed into a friendly environment where they can practice their English, learn new skills, and be supported with all of the challenges they face in their new lives here.

Our groups for adults play an important role in building confidence, sharing experiences and advice, developing friendships and support networks and creating a community.

Groups are dynamic, needs-responsive, and guided by those who attend. Community members, staff and volunteers all spend time together as part of the CARAS community.

Being a member of our groups has increased people’s confidence, helped them get support and access the services they need, and has been the beginning of building strong and lasting friendships.

Our activities prioritise those who are most likely to have difficulty accessing services; we work extensively with newly arrived asylum seekers and women with a forced migration background.

WOMEN'S DRAMA SESSIONS

CARAS runs drama workshops for female-identifying persons of refugee background in partnership with Attic Theatre Company. Here women can make new friends and gain confidence and skills through drama and roleplay.

Thursday afternoons, face-to-face

WOMEN'S CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

Our women’s group meets for creative writing sessions, where women practice their written English and grammar while writing poetry, stories and scripts. Our writing group is run by Rachael Black and is attended by women who speak and write English at all levels.

Monday afternoons, online

WOMEN'S TRIPS

We run termly day trips for women, where our women’s group explore London visiting cultural venues like theatres, stately homes and museums.

One Monday each term, face-to-face

WOMEN'S COFFEE MORNING

In partnership with Tara theatre, CARAS will begin a coffee morning for female-identifying persons of refugee background. Women will come together, relax and meet new people in Earlsfield.

Thursday mornings, face-to-face

WOMEN'S YOGA GROUP

CARAS runs Yoga sessions for women in Balham.

Wednesday mornings, face-to-face

CARAS Adult Calendar

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Monday 1st August
Tuesday 2nd August
Wednesday 3rd August
Thursday 4th August
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Adult Casework volunteer session
    Adult Casework volunteer session
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Activities Room
    Recurs weekly
Friday 5th August
Saturday 6th August
Sunday 7th August
Monday 8th August
Tuesday 9th August
Wednesday 10th August
Thursday 11th August
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Coffee morning
    Coffee morning
    10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Recurs weekly
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Adult Casework volunteer session
    Adult Casework volunteer session
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Activities Room
    Recurs weekly
Friday 12th August
Saturday 13th August
Sunday 14th August
Monday 15th August
Tuesday 16th August
Wednesday 17th August
Thursday 18th August
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Coffee morning
    Coffee morning
    10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Recurs weekly
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Adult Casework volunteer session
    Adult Casework volunteer session
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Activities Room
    Recurs weekly
Friday 19th August
Saturday 20th August
Sunday 21st August
Monday 22nd August
Tuesday 23rd August
Wednesday 24th August
Thursday 25th August
Friday 26th August
Saturday 27th August
Sunday 28th August
Monday 29th August
Tuesday 30th August
Wednesday 31st August
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