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

Barbara Kew

July 18, 2013

It is with sad news that we have heard that one of our Patrons and former Vice Chair of Trustees, and a founding member and volunteer of GARAS has passed away. Barbara Kew brought with her a tenacity that can not be echoed. She will be missed. If you would like to leave a comment which we can pass onto her family, please feel free below.  Her book ‘Something Must Be Done’ can be purchased from online retailers or ordered from your local book shop.

something must be done
Barbara Kew 23.12.1926 – 17.07.2013


July 18, 2013

Welcome to the GARAS blog. Here we hope to keep you updated with our latest news, views, happenings, concerns. We welcome comments and if you find something of interest, please share with your friends and networks on social media (facebook, twitter, social media and the like). Enjoy!