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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Smiles, Shrieks and Sanctuary in Malhamdale. The best weekend ever!
After much anticipation, giddiness and stressful packing, 34 women and children from the maternity stream of Leeds City of Sanctuary…Posted by: Maternity
Parliamentary Debate on the Detention Inquiry Report to be on 10th September
“That this House supports the recommendations of the report of the Joint Inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on…
Campaign opposing the cuts to asylum support rates for children and single parents takes off.
There is a growing campaign since the 16th July announcement by the Immigration Minister James Brokenshire MP that the Home…
“Immigration Detention- A British addiction” Detention Action Day In Middlesbrough
Detention Action and Detention Forum, along with the Regional Refugee Forum and North East Refugee Forum, held an open meeting…
For Refugee Week 2015, one Bristol school went the extra mile to teach their pupils about refugees. With the help…Posted by: Bristol
ASAP Report the Refusal of Fresh claims and Section 4 (S4) Support
We are circulating below a timely reminder from the excellent Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP), with very helpful Section 4 urgent contact details…
New Destitution Concerns re: The Planned Implementation of the Right to Rent
Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG) are very concerned about the potential impact of the implementation of the Right to…
Methodist Churches encouraged to support Mediterranean refugees
The June/July 2015 British Methodist Conference, encouraged all Methodist churches to provide support to at least one individual or family…Posted by: Faiths
Malvern’s hopes for Sanctuary for Syrians
On Saturday, July 4th, the Malvern Welcomes Syrian Families Steering Group held an informative and inspiring workshop on creating a…
All party support for Birmingham City of Sanctuary
We are celebrating today after news that Birmingham City councillors have endorsed our campaign to make the city a City…Posted by: Birmingham
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
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‘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