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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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Read our impact report

City of Sanctuary Sheffield has published a report about our work in 2018–2019, which discusses developments at The Sanctuary; services delivered at the multi-agency drop-in, and the contribution of our wonderful team of volunteers. There are also comments from some of the people we have tried to help. Have a look at the full report here.

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