Category Archives: News

Community Recognition Award

We receieved a wonderful email from Colchester Borough Council’s Community Services Team this week, it read… “I am delighted to announce that Refugee Action – Colchester has been nominated by various people for a Community Recognition Award. Thank you for making a difference within your local community, Refugee Action – Colchester thoroughly deserves this recognition.” A lovely acknowledgement of the […]

5th year anniversary Online Auction

Online auction this December to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Refugee Action Colchester We’re very excited to announce Refugee Action – Colchester’s first online auction this December to help raise vital funds for the organisation. With a full Spring and Summer of fundraising activity planned, including an in-person auction and gala, it has been disappointing […]

A missed opportunity.

We were very disheartened recently when 40 Asylum Seekers were moved into overflow Asylum Support accommodation to a hotel near to Colchester and then were moved swiftly on and out of the area just 6 days later, after irrational online behaviour by some local people and an inflaming video released by Nigel Farage. What upsets […]

Introducing WW4RI

WW4RI (Wellbeing and Work for Refugee Integration) offers specialist therapeutic, employment and language support to refugees living in the East of England.  Working in partnership with the Strategic Migration Partnership and regional organisations, the programme supports refugee adults, families and separated children to access tailored integration support within their local community. For information contact admin.ww4ri@refugeecouncil.org.uk […]

Community and Vounteer update

Community activities of limited numbers and in keeping with Covid regulations for Community groups, continue to take place. Volunteers who are able, continue to maintain established relationships and give support. And new activities are being explored and organised. Small Forest Schools continue and the growing project thrives. On 19th September the participants in Together We […]

The shocking reality of life as an Asylum Seeker in the UK in 2020.

The following account of life as an asylum seeker in 21st century Britain should be read by everyone. It speaks of the absolute need for change to the dehumanising and hopeless systems put in place by seemingly compassionless politicians and the parasitic corporations who win their disgusting contracts. The account was written by one of […]