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.
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.
Changes to Red Cross Destitution Clinic
We are reposting this information from Amy Dutton, the British Red Cross Destitution Clinic Worker.
We thank our volunteers
Earlier this month we took the opportunity to thank our volunteers for their hard work and dedication by hosting a…
Food and Friendship in Swansea
One of our supporters, The African Community Centre, has produced a document with details of places providing food and friendship…
Swansea Brings Home Sanctuary Games Trophy
On Sunday 6th August, a team of asylum seekers and refugees from Swansea competed in the first Sanctuary Games. The…
Interpreters in the Community Discussion Forum
INVITATION TO “INTERPRETERS IN THE COMMUNITY” DISCUSSION FORUM SWANSEA UNIVERSITY’S DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES, TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR…
Summer Holiday Activities
Attached is a compilation of free activities for August . Please note that the list is not exhaustive but hopefully…
Destitution Working Group Re-launched
For several years Swansea City of Sanctuary has had a subgroup about destitution, in partnership with Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers…
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