Skip to main content

Working with your local Council or Authority is an important element in becoming a City of Sanctuary.  Councils can also be involved in campaigns and advocacy work on issues such as destitution and resettlement. 



Birmingham City Council sets out their commitment to being a place of sanctuary

brighton 1


Sanctuary-on-Sea share how they have worked with their Local Authority


Lewisham City Council share how they have embedded Sanctuary in their corporate strategy


Bradford City of Sanctuary discuss their journey working with the Local Authority


The first City of Sanctuary share some of their learning over the years



Newcastle were the first local authority to employ a City of Sanctuary worker.

Support from Swindon Borough Council for hosting scheme

Swindon Borough Council has agreed that hosts with Swindon’s new hosting project with a sole occupancy discount on Council tax will keep that when hosting up to 3 months.

Colchester Borough of Sanctuary

Colchester Borough Council have passed a motion to become a Borough of Sanctuary

Powys County Council

The Hay, Brecon and Talgarth group have been in touch with their Council about the Resettlement scheme.

LA Network Terminolgy Consultation

You may also be interested in: