Most of our Sanctuary Seekers have Refugee Status. However, an increasing number are seeking asylum and for many this is a wait which seems like living in limbo. Planning for an uncertain future is hard but keeping hope and interests alive, particularly when you have a child, is important. Until it happens to you it […]
Please ‘buy me a drink’ for my birthday in the form of a sponsorship! The money raised will be going to Concern Worldwide UK where they will be using it to buy much needed food for refugees. My sponsorship page is: https://my.rationchallenge.org.uk/katiefrancis I have been lucky enough to meet some of Colchester’s refugees through Refugee Action – […]
We have been seeing many more sanctuary seekers from Iraq recently and others from Sri Lanka and Iran. There is an increase in the numbers who are still awaiting asylum decisions and for some, who have not been able to access the asylum process they are currently without funds or, in some cases, a place […]
Forest School was part of a day dedicated to showing researchers in the NHS that putting people in comfortable and social circumstances can allow them to open up far more than a dry office or lab. The Reaching Out project we have been taking part in has given a voice to two young refugees and […]
We asked Cal, a client from Zimbabwe, to document his situation for us so that we could share it with you as an example of the issues faced by our clients. Here are Cal’s thoughts… Hello, My name is Cal. I am a refugee from Zimbabwe. I have lived in the UK since 2007. I […]
RA-C central team has continued working on our development into a Community Interest Company, CIC. We are keen to understand the practices which have grown organically and to find a way of streamlining parts of the work we do so that we can be more effective. It turns out that this has revealed the nature […]
This is my personal account of what it was like to volunteer in Calais with the well-established charity Care4Calais. My name is David, I’ve been drawn to helping refugees in Calais since 2015, but until the first week of the New Year that help was limited to the occasional donation and working with colleagues at […]
My name is Dr Zeina Alsharkasa, I am currently a lecturer in the Economics Department at the University of Essex – before moving to England to study for postgraduate degrees though, I was a member of the Syrian National Swimming Team.