GARAS Purpose is to provide support to asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants.
We offer a 'safe space', activities, refreshments, relationships; information, advocacy & advice on health, housing, benefits, immigration, law, education, career; Counselling provision for those suffering the effects of trauma; access to other agencies; food, toys, furniture, household items & bedding. All queries are treated in confidence.
We liaise with other agencies in Gloucestershire who encounter asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants. This includes negotiating access to services at a strategic level.
We aim to work with other agencies, decision makers, statutory bodies, schools, churches and other interested parties and bodies, to inform and raise awareness of the issues facing those seeking asylum in the UK.
"the team here is not just doing its work, they go the extra mile/stretch themselves out to help in a genuine way.”