In the course of a year, we receive over 4000 telephone calls as well as welcome thousands of visitors who are able to access our wide range of services.

As a non profit organisation we rely on our wonderful supporters and funders to allow us to provide services to the community. We are always looking forward and sometimes there are gaps in funding. Your donations help us to provide crucial services to those in need when they need them!

Over the course of 2017/2018 we have been able to make a difference to people’s lives by:

  • Providing over 1344 hours of Advice
  • Providing over 1000 hours of Health Care & Workshop programs
  • Providing transport and activities at our weekly Lunch Club for Elders/Carers
  • Run 24 sessions of our Youth Club 
  • Run 85 sessions of our Playgroup
  • Deliver our HLF funded UK Armenians & WW1 Project and enabling volunteers to acquire new skills
  • Organised and hosted over 40 cultural/educational/training events
  • Organised external outings for our Elders, Youth & Playgroup community to reduce isolation and enable development and integration
  • Produce & Distribute 2 editions of Armenian Voice to over 3000 homes
  • Produce & Distribute monthly E Bulletin to 2000 contacts 

For further details about the work of the Charity, read our latest Annual Report and Accounts.

If you would like to support us by becoming a member or if you would like to renew your membership please click here.

We are grateful for all donations no matter what size.  Please click here to find out how you can donate to the CAIA.

Our Volunteers enable us to support the community and we are very grateful for any time that you donate to the CAIA.

You can also support us while doing your shopping – join easyfundraising and you can collect free donations for us every time you buy something online. It won’t cost you a penny extra so please help us to raise funds.

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 ( to leave an enquiry or email us on

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:

The main symptoms of Coronavirus are high fever, dry cough and shortness of breath but for full details, including Government guidelines and precautions you should take, please search for “Coronavirus” on the following Government and NHS websites.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.
Misak Ohanian (CEO) & CAIA Board of Directors. – 14/3/2020