Care4Calais is a volunteer run, resource-efficient charity delivering essential aid and support to refugees living in the worst conditions across Northern France and Belgium. We believe in a fair and tolerant British society and advocate for a welcoming and inclusive attitude towards refugees.
Operating year round in Calais, our focus is to provide warm clothing, bedding, food and medical assistance to refugees in desperate need. We also provide social support and interaction, including language lessons and sports and music workshops.
We are not politicians; we are ordinary people like you who believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity. We are on the ground with the refugees every single day and are respectful of their common humanity and responsive to their needs.
We use our on-the-ground presence and relationship with the refugee community to provide the much-needed help that other organisations are not able to.
We also work with research and media organisations to advocate for a welcoming and inclusive attitude towards refugees and asylum seekers.
We have hosted thousands of volunteers, politicians, journalists and campaigners at our centre in Calais and are involved in a number of campaigns aimed at influencing the public’s perception of refugees.