City Of Sanctuary is a movement of people and organisations who want to make Sheffield a welcoming place for asylum-seekers and refugees. They have a network of well over 100 local organisations, including community and faith groups, schools, charities and Sheffield City Council, who make a commitment to welcome and include asylum-seekers and refugees in their activities. They also work with their partner organisations to develop ways of building community between local people and asylum-seekers, including social events, awareness-raising, blogging, advocacy and befriending.
Runs The Sanctuary - an advice cum social centre where asylum seekers and refugees can come for information, support, have a hot drink or use a computer.
Trains refugees to give talks and workshops about asylum to schools, community groups and in the workplace. Organises events to bring Sheffield people together with asylum seekers and refugees, and sends supporters news of local refugee events and opportunities.
Also welcomes newly arrived asylum seekers to the city and manages the weekly multi-agency drop-in at Victoria Hall.