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 brand 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.

Please vote for The Sanctuary

With a simple click of the mouse you can help us win nearly £50,000 from the Big Lottery.  The money will help us develop our services over the coming 12 months.  That means ESOL classes, therapy sessions, health and well-being support, and supporting newly granted refugees to get their lives back on track.
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