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Closed 13/01/2017

Our Winter Appeal

Help us defend refugees' human rights
raised of £7,500 target
by 45 supporters
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Closed on 13/01/2017
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300 refugees came to CARAS for help in 2016. We work with unaccompanied children, women experiencing domestic violence or families living in poor accommodation or at risk of eviction.

Refugees need help with legal and bureaucratic issues that come with life in a new and unfamiliar society. Many speak little English and have no idea where to turn for help and support.

CARAS's support and advocacy sessions last a full hour, enough time to unpick complex situations and find solutions. Moreover, we provide as many follow-up sessions as needed to resolve the problem.

Last year

- 5 families experiencing domestic violence were moved to a place of safety

- 10 families avoided becoming homeless

- 15 households were helped to overcome sanctions/removal of benefits and threats of eviction

“I didn’t know what rights I have in this country as a woman. Now I know.”

Maryam, user of our advocacy service

Last year we gave more than 500 hours support to people in need - can you help us do even more in 2017?

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CARAS is a community organisation which helps refugees and asylum seekers to rebuild their lives at the centre of the community. The foundation helps refugees overcome the challenges faced when arriving in the UK through various projects such as clubs, trips, mentoring, summer school and advocacy

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