City of Sanctuary holds the vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution. In order to realise this vision, City of Sanctuary UK supports a network of groups, which includes villages, towns, cities and regions across the UK, and others engaged in Streams of Sanctuary, Sanctuary Awards and activities intended to welcome people seeking sanctuary.
For more information see our Charter.
Whilst we are a movement in our own right we also contribute towards wider movement building through partnership work and supporting advocacy and campaigning initiatives.
In Ireland City of Sanctuary operates under the name Places of Sanctuary Ireland.
Wherever refugees go, we want them to feel safe and find people who will welcome them.
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“DignityNotDestitution” Sanctuary in Parliament 2017
University of Bradford recognised as University of Sanctuary
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Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers to Make A Quilt for Every Bed at The Grange
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Gardens of Sanctuary presented at the Real Farming Conference
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*New* job vacancy at Swindon City of Sanctuary!
Development Worker, £20,000 pa pro rata
The Distance We Have Travelled
The Distance We Have Travelled tells the story of best friends Amina and Khaalid and their journey to seek acceptance…
Derby Museums report praises Asylum Seeker volunteer contributions
See this link Derby Museums 2017 report for an extract from their Annual Report for 2017
City of Sanctuary Jobs now available in Derby!
Please click Jobs with City of Sanctuary for details.
University of Sanctuary Ireland: inaugural meeting of Steering Committee
What is Places of Sanctuary Ireland?
Launch of national resource pack on refugee mental health at conference in Leeds
A new resource pack for people who come into contact with refugees and asylum seekers as part of their work…
A cold coming we had of it – Ystradgynlais Christmas Fayre
When T S Eliot wrote his journey of the Magi he probably wasn’t thinking of Christmas Fairs in Welsh ex…
Latest on the campaign to boycott the school census
Last week the Department for Education published stats on nationality and country of birth data. They show that schools failed to collect…
Initial Accommodation in Derby – Example of a Self-Catering Model
Laverstoke Court in Derby will be opening in mid-January as an Initial Accommodation Centre for up to 225 asylum-seekers. Urban Housing Services, acting…
Leicester CoS are recruiting for Co-ordinator Finance and Administration Officer
Leicester CoS are recruiting for a Co-ordinator Job Title: Co-ordinator Location: Leicester Salary: JNC…
NACCOM & Focus on Destitution Among Asylum-Seekers in Guardian Charity Appeal
The themes of this year’s Guardian and Observer charity appeal are youth homelessness and destitution among asylum seekers. These are overlapping causes which are…
“Post Grant Appointment Service” to Facilitate ‘Move-On’ of New Refugees
The Home Office and Department for Work and Pensions had come together in December 2016 to roll out an assisted…
Swindon CoS – Hosting Scheme ‘Room For All’ received funding!
Child in a Strange Place
Earlier this year City of Sanctuary in Manchester worked in collaboration with Theatre in the Quarter, (Chester) on a family-focused…