Welcome to PARCA

Welcome to PARCA

PARCA was privileged to welcome a visitor from MHCLG delegations, Melanie Dawes (Permanent Secretary), Hardip Begol, Mike Smith and William Nye (Archbishop Council, Church of England) and Adrian Chapman
Talent Display

Talent Display

Our Art matters more than facts
Multi Agency Forum

Multi Agency Forum

PARCA chairs the Multi-Agency Forum of providers for refugee and migrant services
ESOL Courses

ESOL Courses

English language lessons for refugees as a foreign language and young learners.
MP Visit

MP Visit

A special visit by Lord Bourne at the PARCA centre
Social Activity

Social Activity

An activity which main purpose is to solve a social problem or need and, therefore, generate social impact.
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Integration, Diversity and Cohesion

Link & Partnership

Link & Partnership

The last thing any refugee wants is to be a burden in his or her new home, to be seen as someone expecting something for nothing.

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Volunteering can make a real difference to your own life and the lives of those around you. We want to ensure that anyone ...

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Support Us

Support Us

Our refugees need your help to survive. Please support us to help make their lives better here. Every little helps. Thank you.

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Advice for everyone - Coronavirus (COVID-19)



In accordance with Government advice, PARCA has closed its office / Unity Hall centre until further notice. All activities are suspended as we now operating remotely, below is our contact details if you need to contact us:


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Our phone number 00441733 563420 has been diverted to our mobiles so do not worry and please call us if you need to!


PARCA TEAM with the support of local communities and individual has launch the campaign to support the government and local authority with additional language. Please find the link of video: in meantime you can use the PCC video until we get ours


“A clear message to OBEY to protect yourself and NHS,

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading”


Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should ONLY leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home       



Peterborough City Council have created this campaign page to provide local communities, organisations and services with coronavirus campaign materials. Please share these posters, videos, audio clips, and social media messages to encourage people to do the simple things to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

These materials complement the Public Health England and NHS campaigns on coronavirus.


We've worked with people across our communities to translate the important public health messages into other languages.

Please help us to share them as widely as you can, helping to reinforce the message that people must stay at home unless for the reasons set out by Government.






Peterborough Asylum & Refugee Community Association

Who We Are

PARCA is Greater Peterborough and the surrounding areas go-to community hub for asylum seekers, refugees and people in need. We operate from a community building in multi-racial Peterborough's most ethnically diverse, socially disadvantaged and income deprived neighbourhood.

We are an inclusive charitable organisation that offers practical support, advice and guidance to anyone regardless of gender, age, ability, race, religion or sexual orientation. Our primary aim is to facilitate a clear understanding of how British society works, and to help people to build successful and fulfilling lives.

With a strong commitment to encourage positive change for all, PARCA is a multi-cultural organisation that works tirelessly to champion social inclusion within society. We celebrate diversity, encourage integration, and create an empowering environment where personal development can flourish through positive participation in our projects, activities, and social events.

Our considered and professional approach and procedures are the key to our continued success at empowering families and individuals to take their rightful place within British society, and to help ensure harmonious integration and enhanced community cohesion both locally and nationwide.

What We Do

PARCA offers comprehensive guidance and assistance to Refugees, Asylum Seekers, EU Migrants and BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugees) in the Park Ward, Dogsthorpe, Millfield, New England and across all the other residential areas in Greater Peterborough.

The support that we offer targets: culturally and economically disadvantaged people, people facing isolation, new arrivals and anyone else who is in need of help. PARCA has a deeply rooted belief in the power of community development to bring people together, so we openly encourage people to participate and contribute positively in local events and activities to in order break down the barriers that hinder their progress in life.

How Can We Help You?

PARCA has a wide range of 'free of charge' services to fulfil your needs and requirements and we always endeavour to make your journey with us enjoyable. We offer advice, information and guidance on issues such as: welfare, employment, accommodation, education and training.

We run events, activities, and community projects to help you gain knowledge, share experiences, and gain new friends. We provide our service users with help on a short or long term basis in many different ways, and we guarantee to treat you in a professional, respectful and confidential manner. On your behalf we can approach the Peterborough City Council (PCC), Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), National Health Service (NHS), education departments, housing associations or any other organisation that you may need assistance with.

Get In Touch

Remember all of our services are 'free of charge'. Call us for more information or drop in at our centre. Visit our website and please send us your feedback in regard to any of our services, events and activities. Please spread the word to your friends and family.

We also have a wide range of volunteering opportunities that you can get involved with, where you can your refresh your existing skills and learn new ones too. So what are you waiting for? Come on and grab the opportunity of supporting people in need. It's fun, rewarding, looks good on you CV and might even help you to get a job in the future.

“Holding Hands Together for Development Across All Communities”
  • link 2002 198 service users
  • link 2006 1,030 service users
  • link 2010 2,575 service users
  • link 2016 3,135 service users


ESOL Course

ESOL Course

As part on the UK government plan to improve levels of English, PARCA is able to provide FREE English classes to Refugees, Asylum seekers ...

Youth Activities

Youth Activities

We utilise our projects in order to get key messages across to our members in a non-threatening way. These include information concerning health ...

Syrian Resettlement Scheme

Syrian Project

The government announced in September 2015 that the UK would resettle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years ...

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