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CENTRE FOR ARMENIAN INFORMATION AND ADVICE

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CAIA provides much needed and trusted front-line services to Armenians and those connected to them from all backgrounds and ages, be they newly arrived refugees/migrants, low income families, jobless, women, children, young and older people to help access...

Armenia My Love, UK Premiere

On 24th November 2019, the UK Premiere of the film, Armenia My Love took place at Hayashen organised by the Centre for Armenian Information & Advice and the Romanca Society.The powerful and moving film presented the destiny of an Armenian family,...

ENGLISH FOR BEGINNERS

CAIA is pleased to announce that 10 Adult students at its English class received their certificate earlier this month.Congratulations to the students who gained City & Guilds Functional Skills qualification in English at Entry 1. They all passed the...

45 Youth Enjoy Go Karting Fun Day

On the 23rd October 2019, 45 young people from the Hayashen Youth club spent an excitement day out at Brentwood Karting. The group arrived by Coach from Hayashen and following health & safety induction, the youth started driving round the circuit...

CAIA Receives Magic Little Grant

CAIA is pleased to announce that it has received a ‘Magic Little Grant’ through the partnership between Localgiving and the Postcode Community Trust.The Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode...

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.