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

Horrendous journeys, surely caused by desperation

October 3, 2013

“They all come ‘ere, take our houses, take our jobs…” We’ve all heard it. But, no they don’t (whoever ‘they’ are). Seeking safety, for asylum seekers, can be an extremely dangerous process and no mean feat. Sadly, stories like these are all too common.