Author Archives: rac_admin

Hello!

I am a first year MA Social Work student. I am currently doing my placement with Refugee Action – Colchester. As a social worker, I am keen to work with asylum seekers and refugees, particularly in the context of families and unaccompanied children. Social workers play a key role in ensuring that asylum seekers and […]

“This system let us down”

We want to share the ongoing story of a new client and her experience in accessing housing support. Jasmine is now a British Citizen, originally from Asia, and has been living in Colchester since 2003. In late October she and her three children became homeless. We helped her approach the local housing team. Initially, they […]

Community Recognition Award

We receieved a wonderful email from Colchester Borough Council’s Community Services Team this week, it read… “I am delighted to announce that Refugee Action – Colchester has been nominated by various people for a Community Recognition Award. Thank you for making a difference within your local community, Refugee Action – Colchester thoroughly deserves this recognition.” A lovely acknowledgement of the […]

5th year anniversary Online Auction

Online auction this December to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Refugee Action Colchester We’re very excited to announce Refugee Action – Colchester’s first online auction this December to help raise vital funds for the organisation. With a full Spring and Summer of fundraising activity planned, including an in-person auction and gala, it has been disappointing […]

A missed opportunity.

We were very disheartened recently when 40 Asylum Seekers were moved into overflow Asylum Support accommodation to a hotel near to Colchester and then were moved swiftly on and out of the area just 6 days later, after irrational online behaviour by some local people and an inflaming video released by Nigel Farage. What upsets […]