Raising Awareness

LOSRAS Raises Awareness BY:

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Holding regular open meetings in Lewes:

We hold regular meetings which are free and open to the general public as well as members. We invite people with lived experience – for example a panel discussion with Young Leaders from the refugee community and an interview with Gulwali Passarlay. We also invite experts on critical issues, such as the Rwanda policy; modern slavery & trafficking; and climate change and migration.

For information on the next open meeting, please visit the Upcoming Events section on the Homepage.

Stalls and talks:

Each year, in June we mark Refugee Week with an information stall in Cliffe Precinct, Lewes. We have given talks to local organisations, including faith groups, community groups, Depot Cinema audiences and professionals working in the field.

We welcome enquiries and would be happy to provide your group with a speaker or an information stall.

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Schools and Colleges:

Every autumn term we lead workshops with all of the Year 8 classes at Priory School, Lewes, about what it means to be a refugee or a person seeking asylum. The students consistently impress us with their empathy and understanding. To mark Refugee Week, assemblies are held in Southover and Western Road Primary Schools.

We have recently delivered sessions at Plumpton College and Lewes Old Grammar School and we welcome invitations to other schools and colleges to run similar sessions.

Regular newsletter:

Visit the Resources page for our newsletter.

raising awareness quiz

There is a lot of misinformation in the media about refugees and asylum seekers. It is important to separate the facts from the rhetoric. Try our quiz!


How much money do people seeking asylum in the UK have to live on each day?


What percentage of the UK population have refugee backgrounds?


Which European country had the highest number of applications from asylum seekers last year?


What are the legal routes to claim asylum in the UK ?


Become a member

LOSRAS is a membership organisation. We welcome new members who share our aims.


We rely on a body of volunteers who fulfil specific roles in the organisation.


All money donated goes directly to fund the work of the charity. We are all volunteers and have no paid staff.