(3 Dec 2013) City of Sanctuary Trustee and Refugee Council Worker, Rose McCarthy has received a national award for her commitment and dedication to the local community at a recent award ceremony. The Access to Nature Volunteer Awards were held in... read more (CoS Trustee wins award) »
(22 Nov 2013) A petition has been launched by Sarian Kamara who is a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM), a mother, a case worker for victims of crime and a campaigner against FGM. She campaigns with Forward and Manor Gardens as part of the... read more (New Petition to support asylum claims on grounds of FGM) »
(7 Nov 2013) NACCOM (the No accommodation network) has just published a report on “Tackling Homelessness and Destitution amongst Migrants with No Recourse to Public Funds” which can be found here and also attached as a file. It maps the... read more (NACCOM publish new report on Destitution) »
What’s happening around the country?
These are the latest stories from City of Sanctuary movements around the UK. We also have a full list of City of Sanctuary Groups and Movements.
(28 Nov) …I particularly liked the one where the children had to imagine a tree as a person seeking asylum; this lead to such interesting comparisons. I was not sure about choosing activities for the children at first, but actually, it was... read more »
(13 Sep) Members of Swansea City of Sanctuary have teamed up to deliver a symposium on International Health at Swansea University’s Medical School. The symposium, which took place during the morning of September 12th, was attended by around 75... read more »
(11 Oct) Leicester City of Sanctuary were pleased to be asked by Radio Leicester to comment during the Breakfast show on the Home Office Affairs Committee Report on Asylum published today. The Committee was chaired by Keith Vaz MP for Leicester... read more »
(11 Jul) In Refugee Week 2013 we held an art exhibition at the Together for Leeds conference in the Civic Hall. Two schools presented works of art by their students: Loanswood Highschool, which also works towards the Schools of Sanctuary award, and... read more »
Maternity Stream had successful workshop at the Sanctuary Seekers and Healthcare conference in Bradford.
(30 Sep) The Maternity and Women’s Health workshop was just one of many at the conference and was well attended by a range of health practitioners, who learned a great deal from the stories they heard from two sanctuary seekers – Afusat... read more »
(20 Sep) City of Sanctuary spent the day gaining pledges and taking part in a celebration of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream Speech” on the 28th August. It was an all-day event, with lots of different groups involved. On... read more »
(1 Jul) About 70 people attended a Destitution Day of Action in Bradford on Saturday 29th June 2013 ,part of a national day of action highlighting the injustice of the government’s policy of enforced destitution of refused asylum seekers.... read more »