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CENTRE FOR ARMENIAN INFORMATION AND ADVICE

Investing in the Armenian Community

We are delighted to inform you that we have successfully completed refurbishing the roof of Hayashen. Here are photos of the old roof and the excellent new roof covering. By doing so we have not just ensured that the roof is well safeguarded for the next...

Reconnecting again

CAIA's Emotional Well-being Group held its first face-to-face meeting for several months outdoors at Gunnersbury Park.The meetings include opportunities for people to speak openly, share experiences and anxieties, and learn about mental health to support...

London Legal Walk 2020: Support CAIA’s Legal Advice Service

Join the CAIA’s Team of charity walkers Monday 5th October 2020 for the #LegalWalk to raise funds for the CAIA.Team Sign Up Form via link below.https://www.tfaforms.com/4776050Otherwise, if you just want to support us, please donate or spread the word via...

ReOpening Hayashen

As lockdown begins to ease we are planning to gradually reopen some of our Centre based activities in July.Following detailed operational considerations, we have taken the following reasonable precautions which we hope everyone will appreciate and...

Renovating Hayashen to welcome you back

Exciting renovations of CAIA’s Hayashen Centre continue. First, we gave the main hall and the external facade a fresh coat of paint. Today the roof work started with fresh underlay roofing felt. Next will be the floor if we can raise sufficient funds.You...

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...

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.