We are a voluntary organisation working with refugees, asylum seekers and people with no recourse to public funds.
We offer non-judgemental assistance to individuals and families in need. We support newcomers in navigating the challenges of coming to a new town, particularly addressing inequalities they face in accessing services.
By working to support people facing lack of representation and advocacy we build a stronger community for those who are often ignored or left behind.
We reduce destitution, homelessness and the effects of a system designed to be hostile to our clients.
We fill gaps in statutory provision and address inequalities creating lasting change and better designed services by creating lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships with both statutory and voluntary services.
Now that we are OISC registered we are delighted to be able to support those making applications to the Home Office which can support them when facing Domestic Abuse or may not have recourse to public funds.
We are now looking for donations of the following items:
Toiletries for men and women including shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, toothpaste and brushes, combs, razors and wet wipes
Large size nappies – Size 5, 6 and 7
Oil, sugar, tomato puree, tinned fish
Bikes for men or women
“I always feel better when I am at the Refugee Action – Colchester’s (RAMA’s) office.
You make me feel like I am important.”
“The people from RA-C (RAMA) are very nice and professional. If you have ANY problem they can solve it. They are so generous with their time and energy.
I feel very lucky coming to Colchester and especially meeting the happy, friendly people at RA-C (RAMA).
I never thought it would be good like this for me.”
“All the people at RA-C (RAMA) are so helpful and kind and we trust them to help with everything.
They work all the time to help people with so many different problems.
I feel so lucky to have come to RA-C (RAMA).
They have helped us SO much, I don’t know what I would have done without them.”
“I genuinely love my caseworker at RA-C (RAMA)! I know I can turn to her with any issue and she will help. [She] knows exactly the right questions to ask to get to the issue. She follows through, checks up on me, tells me who to call or contacts people for me, then ensures that they do what they say they will…..”
“RA-C (RAMA) is the most amazing organisation that I will be grateful to for the rest of my life.
[They have] provided support in so many ways beyond my imagination. I am crying to think where I would be if I had not found the organisation.
Thank you with my whole heart.”
“I have never trusted anybody like I trust RA-C (RAMA).
They are ALWAYS helpful and professional and non-judgemental.
I feel like I now have family in the UK, and it is RA-C (RAMA). I am very happy.
They carry all of everybody’s problems on their heads.
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