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


June 14, 2019

This morning I pressed my nose against the window of our old GARAS building to see how things are progressing.

They have already demolished some walls and it is changing from the place we knew.

I had wondered how I would feel about this, after all it was our “home” for 18 years.

It was fine, it is just a building.

Because the reality is home really is where those you care about are, it really is about what is created.

And we have been really fortunate, because we were able to bring “our family” with us.