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.
SUPPORTING WOMEN AT HIGHER RISK OF INFANT DEATH: Workshops to develop action with bereaved women in Bradford and Leeds
(17 May) You are warmly invited to attend a research workshop linked to the University of Leeds study ’Social Networks and Infant Mortality’. Infant mortality rates for African Caribbean, Pakistani and teenage mothers are much higher than in... read more »
(16 May) On Wednesday 8 May, Leeds City Council heard a deputation regarding destitution, asking the City Council Executive Board to look into the issue of asylum seekers and destitution in Leeds. The Council chamber voted unanimously in favour of... read more »
(13 May) Job Vacancy at City of Sanctuary Schools of sanctuary Development Worker, Schools of Sanctuary (self employed) read more »
(26 Apr) Ingram Road Primary School in Leeds is now working towards the School of Sanctuary award. We look forward to seeing their work! See our schools page for more information about Schools of Sanctuary read more »
(11 Apr) Leicester City of Sanctuary has completed their submission to the Inquiry chaired by Leicester MP Keith Vaz. The inquiry includes an analysis of the process of claiming asylum; the treatment of applicants and post-decision outcome. LCoS... read more »
(6 Apr) Sheffield Councillors have voted unanimously to support a motion condemning the prevalence of destitution amongst people who’ve claimed asylum in the city. The resolution, proposed by Labour Cabinet member Councillor Geoff Smith and... read more »
(4 Apr) Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson re-iterated his and the City council’s commitment to the City of Sanctuary vision and to end destitution of vulnerable sanctuary seekers in the City at a meeting yesterday with members of the Bristol City... read more »
(5 Mar) Following on from the vote in favour of passing the City of Sanctuary Motion to End Destitution, Bristol City Council has become the first and only Local Authority in the UK to join Still Human Still Here. Still Human Still Here is a... read more »
(21 Jan) Three people travelled from Huddersfield to Manchester for the National Conference on Saturday 19th January. Fatou Sallah, an asylum seeker herself, described her work to support pregnant asylum seekers and new mums with children up to the... read more »