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CENTRE FOR ARMENIAN INFORMATION AND ADVICE

World Refugee Day 20th June

During refugee week CAIA was mentioned in the following article on the People's Health Trust Website. https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/news-stories/refugee-week-2020

Announcement

We are temporarily expanding our free food distribution.In addition to helping vulnerable older people, carers, and people with disabilities, CAIA is now able to offer free food and groceries from 2 July - 6 August 2020.  Our offer will stop after this...

Supporting the most vulnerable

Thank you to everyone who has helped deliver food supplies every week since the end of March 2020 from CAIA's Hayashen Centreto 50+ vulnerable people.Thank you to The Felix Project, City Harvest London and Ealing Foodbank for the supplies.Thank you also...

Getting ready to open our doors

During the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown the CAIA took the opportunity to decorate the Monte Melkonian Hall in Hayashen to ensure the highest hygiene standards to welcome back our youth, elderly, women and children to our activities.

Ealing Advice Forum

Great to see and hear so many advice groups, statutory agencies and local decision makers contributing during Ealing Advice Forum’s first ever online meeting on 13 May. The EAF has been administered by the CAIA for over 10 years. The mission of the EAF  is...

Parents & Toddlers Group

Great to see CAIA's Parents & Toddlers Group operating regularly once a week.   For more information how Parents & under 5's can join, please write to info@caia.org.uk

Enjoyable Learning Resources from Hayashen Youth Club

During this period of isolation, we publish a list of children's websites circulating on the Internet in Western Armenian, where parents and children alike can enjoy transcripts and audio recordings. If you cannot read Armenian, press translate at the end...

Message from the CAIA CEO

Dear FriendAs COVID-19 continues to spread, the future has never felt so unpredictable. These are challenging times for us all, and we hope you’re in good spirits and health!Right now, CAIA is doing everything possible to sustain daily operations and...

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.

Coronavirus Notice

 

Our charity is working hard to respond to the changing situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) related issues. We do our best to continue to provide our services for our members and the Armenian community at large and ask for your patience during this challenging time.

Our staff and volunteers are working hard to continue supporting you in the best way that we can, whilst also staying on top of reducing risk of spreading infection and supporting our colleague who may be more at risk.

However, due to the current situation and in the best interest of all of us, we had to make some changes to our normal services. Starting from Monday 16 March 2020, all our services including the face-to-face advice work, the Parents & Toddlers Group, the English classes, Library, the elders lunch club and the youth club are suspended until further notice.

We ask that anyone experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or having to self-isolate due to being exposed to someone with coronavirus, does not attend Hayashen until further notice and call NHS 111 for advice.

However, as we wish to support you as best as we can, our advice work continues by telephone, email and online. You may contact us on 020 89924621 or use our website (www.caia.org.uk) to leave an enquiry or email us on info@caia.org.uk

Please let us know what other forms of communication are available to you, such as Whatsapp, Viber, Messenger etc.

You can also follow us on social media

https://twitter.com/caia_hayashen

https://www.facebook.com/hayashen/

https://caia.org.uk

The main symptoms of Coronavirus are high fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of or changes in your normal sense of smell or taste, but for full details, including Government guidelines and precautions you should take, please search for “Coronavirus” on the following Government and NHS websites.

gov.uk

nhs.uk

ealing.gov.uk

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.

Misak Ohanian (CEO) & CAIA Board of Directors.           20 June 2020