(27 Nov 2014) Dublin City of Sanctuary has a thriving Arts Stream which has run several successful poetry and music evenings. This story by Antain Mac Lochlainn was read out to a crowded audience at the Monday Echo, held in a busy pub arty pub. The... read more (Story from Dublin Poetry Evening) »
(16 Nov 2014) News Article from Sarah Eldridge: City of Sanctuary was proud to be one of the key organisers of an unprecedented gathering of refugees, migrants, advocates and supporters from more than 100 civil society organisations across Britain who... read more (Successful Sanctuary Summit - attended by 400) »
(6 Nov 2014) The TV-famed “Glasgow Girls” will join people from more than 100 organisations in Birmingham next week (15th November) to reaffirm their support for Britain’s historic role in welcoming people fleeing persecution. This unprecedented... read more (Glasgow Girls go south in support of Sanctuary) »
What’s happening around the country?
These are the latest stories from City of Sanctuary movements and streams around the UK. We also have a full list of City of Sanctuary Groups and Movements.
(20 Nov) Midwives, health visitors, housing support workers, student nurses and midwives, children centre managers, refugee organisations and other charities from Bradford and beyond attended the conference held at the University of Bradford two... read more »
(6 Nov) The flagship conference led by the Maternity stream happened today in Bradford Over 100 maternity care providers; health professionals, charitable organisations, asylum seeking and refugee women, student midwives, educators and more.... read more »
(18 Nov) On 18th October 2014 more than sixty people from across South Wales attended a conference entitled ‘Asylum Seekers and your Church’. The conference, which was organised by a local steering group, began with an Eritrean group singing... read more »
(17 Nov) Sheffield organisations were well represented at the first ever Sanctuary Summit held in Birmingham last Saturday. At least 10 local people representing seven different local groups joined 400 others from all over Britain to express their... read more »
Regional Asylum Activism publishes briefing on healthcare entitlements of asylum seekers and refugees (both in process and refused).
(25 Jun) We welcome the short briefing from Regional Asylum Activism on healthcare entitlements for asylum seekers and refugees. We agree with them that access to healthcare should be free for anyone who has claimed asylum in the UK, regardless... read more »
(15 Oct) The Leicester City of Sanctuary drop-in centre is a hive of activity and friendship. It opened in May 2011 with six people seeking asylum and ten volunteers. Two weeks ago, a hundred and twenty-four people attended! This is in part due to... read more »
(5 Sep) More than 60 asylum seekers and refugees from around the world gathered in Bradford city centre on 31st August to say ‘thank you’ to Bradford for the support they have received since arriving in the city. After speeches from... read more »
(6 Aug) The school put together a portfolio showing the ways in which they offer support to children from asylum-seeking and refugee families. The award was presented to the Head Teacher Matthew Tehan at their final assembly on Friday 18th July. read more »
(6 Aug) Are you new Cardiff? Then let the Cardiff City of Sanctuary movement show you around. We can help you access sector services and understand where you need to go to feel included in Cardiff. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.... read more »