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
General enquiries: info@garas.org.uk
Administrative enquiries: admin@garas.org.uk

Adele Owen

Refugee Week events

June 13, 2019

Refugee Week is fast approaching, a week we can focus even more on the situations faced by asylum seekers and refugees and bring these more to the attention of us all.

This year we are combining events across the week with opportunities to tell a number of stories and to celebrate the welcome the Gloucestershire has made in the past at various times and now with the work of GARAS, World Cafe, Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees, Stroud Refugee Group and all those groups and individuals who make a difference. It was lovely to celebrate the 5th Birthday of World Cafe last Saturday at Brunswick Gardens.

There are a number of events coming up available to view here.

We hope you can join us at some of these events especially on the 18th June at St Mary de Crypt as we welcome Michael Zorek looking to the past for Kinder Transport children and how Gloucestershire continues to be a place today where children seek sanctuary from places of conflict and war and the part GARAS plays in their support, well being and integration.