City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of welcome and hospitality for refugees and asylum-seekers. In 2007, with the support of the City Council, Sheffield became the UK’s first ‘City of Sanctuary’ for asylum-seekers and refugees—a city that takes pride in the welcome it offers to people in need of safety.

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The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is our new city centre premises in Chapel Walk, where asylum seekers and refugees can come for support, advice or just to relax, feel safe, use a computer and have a hot drink. It's also a place where Sheffielders can come and meet people from other countries, and/or help with English conversation or other kinds of support.
 
 
The Sanctuary is open 10am-4pm Monday to Thursday, and can be booked for meetings and events.
 
 
 

Would you like to know more about refugees?

City of Sanctuary Sheffield offers FREE talks by people who have sought sanctuary in the UK. We would be delighted to come to your school, workplace, community group or other gathering to tell you about life as a refugee. If you would like more information, please contact us at [email protected]

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