Care4Calais is a charity offering practical and direct support to refugees in the UK, France and Belgium.
In the UK, Care4Calais provides essential items such as toiletries to refugees, helps them register with doctors, helps with language learning and works to get young people into school. It also provides support with dealing with the legal system, such as providing interpreters and signposting. In France, Care4Calais works alongside other aid organisations in Calais, Dunkirk, Caen and Paris, providing practical help for refugees such as first aid, toiletries and sleeping bags, as well as a day centre and a children’s centre. Care4Calais also works with refugees in Brussels, and in Ventimiglia and the Italian Alps, and advocates for refugees’ legal rights in the UK.
How You Can Help
Time: varied; typically several days at a time
Care4Calais welcomes volunteers to help its teams across the UK, and in Calais. Alternatively, campaign or fundraise for Care4Calais, raising awareness of the plight of refugees in Europe.
Money: typically £10 minimum at a time
Donate to Care4Calais on a one-off or regular basis, or buy a ‘gift’ for a refugee, such as a phone or a winter coat.
Location: Based in the UK; working in France, Belgium and Italy
Learn more: https://care4calais.org/
(This information was updated 28/11/22 and will be checked regularly by the Do Something Directory team. If you notice any mistakes, please let us know.)