The Centre for Armenian Information and Advice was founded in 1986 and provides a central resource for Armenians in the UK.  We work to make a difference to people’s lives by overcoming barriers, minimizing social exclusion and providing services and activities that meet the needs of our community whilst allowing the opportunity to research, maintain and celebrate Armenian culture.   

The CAIA is a non-profit organization registered with the Charities Commission and governed by a Board of Trustees.


  • Advice Quality Standard is the quality mark for organisations that provide advice to the public on social welfare issues.  Organisations that hold the standard have demonstrated that they are easily accessible, effectively managed, and employ staff with the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of their clients.
  • OISC allows CAIA to provide legal advice and services relating to a person’s immigration status, the Office of the Immigration  Services Commissioner require us to be regulated by the OISC or another legal services regulator. There are 3 levels and we are authorised to Level 1.
  • The London Youth Quality Mark is the only quality assurance scheme for Youth Organisations.
  • Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, which inspects and regulates services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.