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 22, 2019

This poem was written by a good, old friend. This is his experience.

I saw him yesterday and he he asked that this be his contribution to the week.


I am a refugee

Nobody around me

I am alone

When I leave the house

No destiny

And nobody waiting for me

I walk slowly

Arrive at GARAS

Acquainted eyes and kind smiles

The solitude escapes for a while

I say “thank God.”

Ali Reza Babae