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
Gloucester
GL1 4SQ

Telephone: 01452 550528
email: info@garas.org.uk
www.garas.org.uk

Director
Adele Owen

Job Vacancy

October 29, 2015

Resettlement Support Worker

Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers is seeking applications for the Post of Resettlement Support Worker

Full Time: 37.5  Hours a week (with some ‘on call’ requirements)
Salary: £22.212 NJC Scale 25
Location: Gloucester but some travel required
Closing date: 9am Monday 16th November 2015
Interview date: Tuesday 24th November 2015

This one year post aims to work with Syrian Refugees arriving in Gloucester/shire under the Syrian Resettlement Scheme and help them to start their new lives in the UK. This will   involve supporting individuals and families through the stages of integration, including preparation and planning prior to their arrival; housing; financial support; access into education; health and employment.

Closing Date for Applications: 9am on Monday 16th November 2015.
Post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Checks.
For information and application pack including job description, please e-mail: info@garas.org.uk or telephone: 01452 550528.

Act now to help Syrian refugees

January 24, 2014

There is a motion to be debated and voted on Wednesday, which reads:

That this House welcomes the Government’s £600 million response to the unprecedented Syrian refugee crisis, welcomes the UK’s leadership in the appeal for aid and supports calls for the rest of the international community to ensure the UN humanitarian appeal for Syria has the resources it needs to help those suffering from the conflict; is concerned about the plight of the most vulnerable refugees who will find it hardest to cope in the camps in the region, including victims of torture and children in need of special assistance; and calls on the Government to participate in the UNHCR Resettlement and Humanitarian Admission of Syrian Refugees programme.

In light of this, please contact your MP now to encourage them and David Cameron to make a difference and act now for the UK to help Syrian refugees.   This link to the Refugee Council website should help you do just that.