Category Archives: News

One Woman’s Journey…

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 […]

#rationchallenge

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 – […]

Caseload

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

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 […]