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CENTRE FOR ARMENIAN INFORMATION AND ADVICE

Thank You Scarlet

After 10 years working with us at CAIA, Scarlet Sarksan, our Health and Support Worker is leaving us to focus on her own private practice.  Over the years, Scarlet has combined working and studying to gain her qualifications as a counselling psychologist. ...

CAIA Donates to HAYASTAN ALL ARMENIAN FUND

Following the war unleashed against the people of Artsakh and Armenia on 27 September 2020, the CAIA Board of Directors agreed for CAIA to donate £3000 to the Hayastan All Armenian Charitable Trust GB (Himnadram) for immediate humanitarian and emergency...

We are our borders – All for Artsakh Relief Fund

Since 27th September, a violent and cruel war is raging in Artsakh, claiming lives and destroying homes. Both Armenia and Artsakh need support to be able to cope with the devastating consequences of the attacks. Please donate generously.

FREE Training in job search skills

Daily £10 shopping voucher in lieu of Out of pocket travel expenses for those attending andLunch/refreshments provided during the 3-day course. Course delivered by professional trainer and career coach, Alison Shuttle B.Ed, PTLLS Registration in advance...

Go Karting Fun Day 27th October

Coach leaves Hayashen 9am. 8-18's only. Minimum height 4 feet.   Face masks worn during journey & social distancing rules apply once at Brentwood Raceway.   Must watch health & safety video to register in advance. Call 8992 4621...

Investing in the Armenian Community

The CAIA is pleased to announce that during the past week it has fitted new vinyl flooring in Hayashen. The new floor will improve health and safe access for older/frail people on wheelchair/walkers, for parents with pushchairs, and generally improve space...

London Legal Walk

CAIA members are taking part in the annual London Legal Walk 10xChallenge on 5th October 2020 to help raise funds to help some of London’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged such as refugees, newly arrived migrants, jobless, the digitally excluded, frail...

CAIA Strategic Review

After 30 years of delivering highly-regarded, vital programmes in the Armenian community, we felt it was time to gain more insight into our work. We knew we were making a difference, but we wanted more data on our impact. Was it possible to reach more Armenians than before? Did our programmes meet the needs of recently arriving Armenians as well as second and third generations?

We are deeply grateful to the Lloyds Foundation for funding in 2018/2019 to explore these questions and many more. Over the last year, this funding paid for staff time as well as an external consultant to help us with this work. We carried out a series of focus groups, surveys and interviews with community members and beneficiaries across London. Staff members and Trustees came together in mid-2018 to explore this research and develop strategic priorities for the next three years. As a result, the Trustees were able to produce a new 3 year Strategic Plan that will help us grow and achieve more in the years to come. Our plan is a public document stating our commitment to the community, so we are delighted to share it here in English and Western Armenian.

(The Western Armenian version has been kindly translated by Programme of Armenian Studies | Հայագիտական Ուսմանց Ծրագիր)

Emotional Wellbeing Support 

This exciting new project is funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised through The Health Lottery in London West. The project aims to provide a safe, secure and culturally familiar environment for Armenians and those associated with them to share their personal experiences and examine the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns. There is also the opportunity to benefit from a limited amount of 1:1 sessions.

Learn more about the project

UK Armenians & WW1

UK Armenians and WW1 is a 2-year project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.  The aim was to create an audio-visual archive of the experiences of the Armenian community in the UK during WW1. A number of interviews were conducted with project contributors who kindly shared their own personal family stories.

Testimonies of War, a short documentary was also produced based on these interviews. Further research was also carried out in relation to Armenian Soldiers, Doctors, Refugees and other community members.  These formed the basis of multiple exhibitions.

Learn more about the project.

What is Armenian Food?

Read an excellent blog post talking about Armenian Cuisine, written by Ed Stambollouian - an amateur food writer and passionate home cook, published on his website www.londoncooking.co.uk   See the excerpt below and click here to read the blog.   Blog...