Our Mission

At GARAS (Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) we offer support to those seeking asylum in Gloucestershire, welcoming them when they arrive, advocating for them in their daily struggles, supporting them if they face being sent back as well as helping them adjust to their long term future if they are recognised as refugees.

Contact Information

Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS)
The Trust Centre
Falkner St

Telephone: 01452 550528
email: info@garas.org.uk

Adele Owen

As we continue with our celebrations for our 20th Birthday, I want to tell you of some events coming up that may be of interest. Please save the dates and look out for more information soon.

The World On Our Door Step

The amazing watercolours of Derek Robertson - overlaying depictions of refugees and migrants with studies of migrating birds, will be on show at Nature in Art from May 21st - June 23rd plus a talk by the artist at Nature in Art on May 23rd at 7.30pm.

We are really excited about an event to be held at St Mary de Crypt on the evening of Tuesday 18th June. At this event, children and grandchildren of those who lived in Gloucester as Kinder Transport refugees and the host family will be talking about the history of the time. There will also be a talk explaining the circumstances for the youngsters looked after in Gloucestershire today as Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children. This will be accompanied by exhibition material showing some of the history. This will form part of the events for Refugee Week.

Invite to 18th June Kindertransport event

Please also save the date of Thursday 18th July. This will be the date of the GARAS AGM this year. During the afternoon we will welcome you to GARAS and hold an open afternoon to show you around our "new home".

Best wishes