Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
CARAS is a community outreach charity based in Tooting. We support people of refugee and asylum-seeking background who live in South-West London.
We have a range of group activities that support people of all ages to develop their English skills, access services and opportunities, build supportive social networks and to feel welcomed. We work with individuals to make sure that people get the specific support that matches their situation no matter how complex.
Care 4 Calais Wimbledon
Care4Calais Wimbledon is a volunteer run organisation that has actively been supporting 300+ refugees (asylum seekers) each week since July 2020. We are totally reliant on the generosity of local people and any money received is spent directly on people in need. We provide food, toiletries, clothing, devices, legal assistance, activities, English lessons and much more.
An action group established by friends living in Earlsfield in response to the refugee crisis, Just Shelter provides direct aid to asylum seekers in Northern France and more locally in the UK.
We organise frequent trips to Calais and Dunkirk in Northern France delivering essential items to refugees as well as working with various partners on the ground. We also hosts events for local asylum seekers and refugees in Earlsfield.
South London Refugee Association
Each year we provide specialist advice and support to around 1500 migrants who are in crisis or at risk. For many we provide the specialist advice and accessible, holistic support they need in order to move on from crisis, destitution or homelessness and begin to build settled lives.
Katherine Low Settlement
KLS's Love to Learn programme has been working with children and young people from refugee backgrounds and their families and carers since 2004.
We provide a range of services for 200+ children, young people and their families including befriending and mentoring support, advocacy and casework, a homework club and trips and activities.
We also offer ESOL language courses for refugees wanting to learn or improve their English.
South London Stand Up To Racism
Stand Up To Racism has co-ordinated some of the biggest anti-racist initiatives of the last two decades.
Now is an incredibly intense period for the movement against racism. The vicious hostile environment exposed by the windrush scandal, rampant institutional racism including deaths in police custody, and the ongoing refugee crisis are only some of the issues requiring urgent action.
Every year thousands of child refugees arrive in Europe, almost half of them are unaccompanied and as a result are at risk of being abused and trafficked. Yet many of these children have a legal right to travel safely to a place of sanctuary. With our support they can access their rights.