Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS)
111 Barton Street
Public phone: 01452 550 528
Website URL: http://www.garas.org.uk
Service offered: Drop-in centre for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants providing a range of services. Advice and information on education, immigration, employment, housing and benefits. Trauma counselling, with interpreters available. Emergency supply of furniture, food and clothing. Visits for detainees and other migrants.
Target group: Refugees and asylum seekers, and other migrants.
Area served: Gloucestershire.
How to contact: Drop-in, phone or email.
Monday: 10am - 4pm drop-in and phone
Tuesday: 10am - 4pm phone and appointments
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm drop-in and phone
Thursday: 10am - 4pm phone and appointments
Friday: 10am - 4pm drop-in and phone
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm
Wheelchair access: Yes - full
Accessible toilets: Yes
Access notes: Parking. Ramped entrance. Home visits for people unable to attend the centre.
Languages other than English: Arabic, French, Russian, Urdu, access to interpreters and Language Line.
Charity number: 1082388
Year established: 1999
Staffing: 3 full time, 4 part time, 15 volunteers.
Public transport: 10 minutes walk from city centre bus and train stations.
Record last checked: 11 January 2018