Calais Update

Returning to Calais after six months away – little has changed.  The Warehouse is still empty looking and during the week there are few volunteers now the media has lost interest and people think that the Jungle demolition removed the problem. On Sunday we do have a reasonable number of volunteers which enables us to […]

BRSN News

After two years of successfully campaigning for two Syrian families to be resettled in Brightlingsea, it was decided at the recent AGM, that the formal organisation of the support network will be wound down. The primary objectives have been met, namely preparing for arrival of the families, welcoming, and supporting them throughout the initial settling […]

Windrush

Windrush is a word that evokes a sense of injustice in many. We never expected at RA-C to be directly involved in working with people who were affected by the scandal. However, recently we have had two individuals come to us, effected by this. One will be writing about what happened in the next newsletter. […]

Visioning and Transformation, the ongoing evolution of Refugee Action – Colchester

Refugee Action – Colchester has evolved as a network of volunteers, partners and friendships across Colchester and beyond.   We have become a trusted provider of help to people seeking refuge in Colchester, often called upon informally and formally by statutory services, voluntary organisations and individuals.  So far we rely solely on donations and in particular […]

Invitation to our AGM

I am delighted to invite all our supporters and friends to join us at our AGM and celebration of our third year – 6.30 to 8pm Thursday 15th November at Firstsite. Since last year we have grown and matured from a loose network of humanity welcoming refugees and asylum seekers to Colchester to becoming a […]

Community Meetings

In response to a suggestion from some of the Syrian women we are experimenting with having our Community Meetings on a Friday evening, with no school to worry about the next day. And in response to the fact that many of the families find a 5pm start difficult, by the time children have come home […]