Christmas Bazaar at Firstsite

Refugee Action-Colchester was delighted have the opportunity to participate in the Christmas Bazaar at Firstsite. We hosted an information/ food stall at the event. Lots of lovely people stopped by the stall to have a chat,buy some merchandise, donate and  buy some delicious food made by Rahaf.  The food on sale was Hummus, Falafel, spinach […]

Swords into Ploughshares….Winter Fuel Allowance into Bus Passes?

A few years ago, I was surprised to receive a notification in the post that my Winter fuel allowance was going to be paid into my account. Surprised, because I don’t consider myself as old (well, it’s all relative!) and certainly I’m not needy. As it was coming up towards Christmas time, I gave my […]

Community Sponsorship

There are now two ways to officially come here for resettlement. The original Vulnerable Persons Resettlement scheme and now an additional children’s scheme which identifies children and their families who are vulnerable. The Government has added another 3,000 to their original 20,000 people to include this group. They do not have to come from Syria. […]