(21 Oct 2014) This ground-breaking national conference, drawing together a wide range of organisations across the country, in solidarity with asylum seekers and refugees, is to be held on 15 November in Birmingham. This event is supported by many... read more (The Sanctuary Summit is coming) »
Parliamentary Inquiry call for evidence on 'Claiming asylum in the UK if you are persecuted for your faith or belief'
(21 Oct 2014) The All Party Parliamentary Group on International Freedom of Religion or Belief And Asylum Advocacy Group is calling for evidence on ‘Claiming asylum in the UK if you are persecuted for your faith or belief’. As persecution... read more (Parliamentary Inquiry call for evidence on 'Claiming asylum in the UK if you are persecuted for your faith or belief') »
(7 Oct 2014) Growing Points is a new national charity supporting people from excluded communities to do great things: to help them reach positions of leadership within their communities and chosen fields by connecting them with people who “are in the... read more (New national charity “Growing Points” supports City of Sanctuary) »
(7 Oct 2014) Still Stateless, Still Suffering – Why Europe must act now to protect stateless persons As part of its campaign to protect stateless persons in Europe, the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) has gathered testimonies from stateless... read more (New Report - Still Stateless, Still Suffering) »
(2 Oct 2014) City of Sanctuary Dublin launched on Saturday the 13th September in glorious sunshine in the Phoenix Park. The launch was in conjunction with the SARI Soccerfest, a very fitting partnership indeed as the Soccerfest creates friendships and... read more (Launch of Dublin City 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.
(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 »
(28 Jun) The Derby City of Sanctuary group launch event was a great occasion with 250 people attending, about half being free guest places for member of our refugee communities. Twelve more local groups asked to be affiliated, and messages of... 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 »
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 »
(9 May) Although Ipswich Town of Sanctuary has a different focus to that of Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality and the Strategic Migration Partnership, we held a meeting at the start of the year to discuss what information Ipswich... read more »