The last year has been a year like no other. Throughout it all I have been continually inspired by the work of the staff and volunteer team at City of Sanctuary Sheffield. This report is one attempt to try to capture that work.
In it you will see the evolution of The Virtual Sanctuary, get an idea of the numbers of people we have worked with and the breadth of this work, and hear first-hand from people seeking sanctuary about the impact of our work.
Please also understand as you read this that it captures only a fraction of the work at City of Sanctuary Sheffield which, in itself, is only a fraction of the work done by so many incredible organisations working in solidarity with those coming to Sheffield in search of safety and welcome.
There is still much to do and at City of Sanctuary Sheffield we will continue to work with resilience, agility and joy to strive for a city that is safe and welcoming for all.
Tom Martin, Director, City of Sanctuary Sheffield