Swansea became the UK’s second official City of Sanctuary in May 2010. It formally adopted its constitution in February 2012.
City of Sanctuary is a national movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution.
Swansea has offered a home to people who have lost their homes and families and we wish to celebrate the welcoming attitudes of Swansea people and organisations.
Our City of Sanctuary Management Committee invites all organisations, local groups and individuals to join us and help make Swansea proud to be a place of safety. City of Sanctuary support can include community centres, charities, social clubs, schools, local services and businesses, as well as refugee organizations and volunteers. Supporting organisations promise to welcome and include people seeking sanctuary in their activities.
Take a look at our City of Sanctuary resolution of support. We also have included some ideas to turn your support into practical help.
Volunteers helping to welcome sanctuary seekers in Swansea
A Better Welcome to Swansea
Mumbles Welcome – More than a day out!
Swansea asylum seekers and refugees had the chance to sample some local culture on a day trip to Mumbles.
News from Swansea Refugee & Asylum Seeker Advocacy Forum
The Swansea Refugee & Asylum Seeker Advocacy Forum has been meeting for just over a year. The purpose of the…
Swansea Refugee & Asylum Seeker Forum – 4th October
This week will be the next Refugee & Asylum Seeker Forum in Swansea, held on the first Thursday of every…
The Wales Cities of Sanctuary project!
Few involved in the creation of the Wales Cities of Sanctuary project back in 2014 would have guessed what the project would…
Royal Visit to Present Award to Swansea City of Sanctuary Volunteers
Volunteers at Swansea City of Sanctuary come from all walks of life, from those born and bred in the city…
Sanctuary Awards presented!
Last week we were privileged to present two Sanctuary Awards to organisations in Swansea.
Sanctuary Awards Launched
City of Sanctuary is based on the vision of a network of towns and cities permeated by a culture of…
SiP2017 Dignity Not Destitution
Yesterday, nine delegates representing Swansea and Cardiff City of Sanctuary groups attended the fourth annual Sanctuary in Parliament event which…
Being Human Festival
For many years, Wales has been a place of safety for people needing a home. People who were forced to…
Introduction to Play free course.
Exciting opportunity for people seeking sanctuary and their pre-school age children.
Welsh Refugee Coalition is recruiting volunteers!
Sanctuary in the Senedd is being held on January 24th 2018.
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