Partnerships

Without the wonderful partners who support our work we would find it hard to give the holistic support we currently provide for clients. We first met Mrs J and her son M around 2 years ago. Mrs J is a remarkable woman from Nigeria who came here some years ago with her son who has […]

#RefugeeWeek2019 – Tales of Hope & Inspiration, Day Six

2.6 million people currently live in refugee camps around the world. These displaced people are stuck – unable to find somewhere safe to settle and earn a livelihood, but simply unable to go home. In the camps, refugees are surviving on meagre food supplies, sub-standard healthcare and in appalling conditions. Which is why one of […]

#RefugeeWeek2019 – Tales of Hope & Inspiration, Day Five

Friends Not Foes Friends Not Foes is a partner of Refugee Action – Colchester, and what we call our ‘mini-me’ organisation. We couldn’t do what we do without this wonderful group of young volunteers! The group meets twice a week at The Sixth Form College, Colchester, and offers help to refugees from local schools with […]

#RefugeeWeek2019 – Tales of Hope & Inspiration, Day Four

Community, sanctuary and delicious results Ghaliya and her husband Zak run a catering business called White Gardenia. They cook home-made, traditional Syrian cuisine that’s utterly delicious. Food from Syria is very Mediterranean with fresh salads, grilled meat, hummus, falafel and other mezze-style dishes. The couple are building a new life in Brightlingsea, where they were […]

#RefugeeWeek2019 – Tales of Hope & Inspiration, Day Three

You’ve got 20 minutes to pack a bag and flee your home. What do you take? This is a question we ask primary school children on our workshops as part of the Tendring Junior Ambassadors programme – and to be honest, your iPad won’t keep you warm at night! We’ve spoken to more than 600 children […]

#RefugeeWeek2019 – Tales of Hope & Inspiration, Day Two

‘Bless the teachers!‘ Faith would love to work with children, but reckons being a teacher looks so difficult these days! She can’t work at all, however, because the Home Office has been processing her Leave to Remain application for almost two years, and she hasn’t even had an acknowledgement from them. She’s lived in Colchester […]