Many new groups have sprung up in non-dispersal areas and there are people all over the UK and Ireland who want to find a way help sanctuary seekers, even when there is no such demographic within their own communities.
Sanctuary breaks are an excellent way to connect asylum seekers and refugees with local people who wish to host them for a short period – a day, a weekend or even a week. These breaks provide very welcome respite for asylum seekers who are sometimes stuck for many years and are unable to travel, cannot afford any leisure activity or holidays and are unable to take a break from the city to which they have been dispersed.
You will read many wonderful stories of hosting and activities that have brought hope and resilience to asylum seekers, enriched communities, enabled new friendships and support networks and made a real difference to the lives of all involved. We have a resources pages for new groups or organisations wanting to engage in Sanctuary Breaks, and links to many of our wonderful partners engaged in this kind of work.
A view from the edge - Doncaster Conversation Club Newsletter November 2018
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Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust Wins Award for Work
The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) regularly supports hosting weekends for refugees and asylum seekers to visit the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, and meeting local farmer and communities. This work has resulted in the YDMT receiving a No2H8 crime award. The Trust received the Sheikh Abdullah Award for Intercultural Dialogue.Posted by: City Template
Mumbles Welcome – More than a day out!
Swansea asylum seekers and refugees had the chance to sample some local culture on a day trip to Mumbles.Posted by: Swansea
A blustery but brilliant day in Bronllys
We had a super day out in Bronllys after an eight week pause due to illness among Swansea volunteers during…
Doncaster Conversation Club Newsletter 47
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Talgarth Sports 2018
‘This is our third year at Talgarth Sports Festival and it just gets better every time. There were so many…
More about Project Get Together [PGT]
By Sian Cox for HBTSR.
About Project Get Together held 6-8th July 2018
‘How do you capture the joy that these young people are expressing and feeling in words on a feedback form?’…
Offering Sanctuary to Refugees: Insights from the UK
From 19 June 2017, reprinted via The European Student Think TankPosted by: Area
The art of bicycle maintenance
Anna and Luke at Drover’s Cycles kindly agreed to host another Bicycle Maintenance day on the 9th April 2018 at…