City of Sanctuary is a movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. Our network of local groups includes boroughs, towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, all committed to building this culture of welcome across every sphere of society.
Wherever refugees go, we want them to feel safe and find people who will welcome them.
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Leicester celebrates World Refugee DayPosted by: Leicester
A round-up of Leeds City of Sanctuary Refugee Week events
Refugee Week got off to a brilliant start with our ‘Refugees Welcome Here’ exhibition at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The…Posted by: Leeds
Birmingham to London
Hello everyone,Posted by: City Template
‘People and the Dales’ receive Sanctuary Award
People and the Dales received a Sanctuary in Mental Health award as part of Refugee Week celebrations at the West…Posted by: Leeds
Tees Valley of Sanctuary official launch as a City of Sanctuary
Tees Valley of Sanctuary was officially launched at Teesside University during Refugee Week. The event included a delicious international buffet…Posted by: Tees Valley
Home Office to take responsibility for stranded asylum seekers in Liverpool
The Home Office have agreed to assist people with emergency travel arrangements if they are stranded as a result of…
We support Refugee Council e-action re: The Mediterranean crisis.
The Refugee Council have launched an e-action asking people to write to their MPs about the humanitarian crisis in the…
First University Department Sanctuary award goes to Bradford Health Studies
The Faculty of Health Studies at the University of Bradford has received a Sanctuary in Health award for its work…Posted by: Health
Derby Celebrates Refugee Week
Sanctuary Welcome evening at the Bosnian Centre in Derby – Shared food, music, quiz, understanding and welcoming refugeesPosted by: Derby
Immmigration Health Surcharge: Fact Sheet NHS Healthcare for Migrants with NRPF
Immigration Health SurchargePosted by: Health
Migrant Rights Networking Event
Migrant rights networking event
Volunteer Drop-In day!
Refugee Council plea to CoS supporters to call on PM to protect refugees in the Mediterranean
The Refugee Council have a quick and easy link to enable supporters to call on the Prime Minister to protect refugees…
Every council in Wales should welcome at least one refugee family from Syria
Wales should become home to at least 326 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees if the nation welcomes its fair…
Official Launch for Tees Valley of Sanctuary
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 – 5:30pm – 8:00pmPosted by: Tees Valley
Brighton and Hove Sanctuary on Sea Launch – A Successful Start to Refugee Week
Thank you to everyone who made it to Brighton and Hove Sanctuary on Sea Launch this past Sunday at the…Posted by: Brighton and Hove
A new chapter – how an Oxfam shop is giving refugees a helping hand
It’s Refugee Week and what better way to spend it than reading about how one of our supporters is providing…
CofS Stands in Solidarity with asylum seekers and refuges calling to Shut Down Yarls Wood
On the 6th of June, all roads lead to Yarls Wood Detention Centre and City of Sanctuary joined forces with Women for Refugee Women, Movement for Justice, activists, politicians, lawyers and concerned citizens to raise awareness of the basic human rights abuses occurring at Yarls Wood and may other immigration detention centres dotted around the country. I travelled from Derby representing Derby City of Sanctuary and joined Leicester City of Sanctuary. The aim was to gather peacefully, in hope and…Posted by: Derby
What makes Brighton and Hove a City of Sanctuary?
On 29th March a City of Sanctuary motion was carried in Brighton & Hove City Council with support from all the main political parties represented in the council. It welcomed “the good work going on in the city to make it a welcoming, inclusive and supportive community which offers safety to those who need it“.Posted by: Brighton and Hove
Maternity Stream Presents at Global Midwifery EventPosted by: Maternity