Tuesday 28th November was the day of the annual Sanctuary in Parliament event, organised by City of Sanctuary. The event, which used the hashtag #DignityNotDestitution, focused on the negative effects the UK asylum process has on the lives of those who seek sanctuary in our country – forcing people into poverty and homelessness, and threatening … Continue reading A visit to Sanctuary in Parliament
Sanctuary in Chichester has launched an ambitious fundraising campaign to help grow our work in West Sussex. Our volunteers aim to raise £40,000 in the next two years to expand our work to offer support for refugees and asylum seekers. The money will help: Create more drop-in facilities, to add to the two weekly sessions … Continue reading A fundraising campaign to expand our work in West Sussex
Over the summer, Sanctuary in Chichester has enjoyed some brilliant days out with the young asylum seekers we support. Here’s what we’ve been up to during the past couple of months… Rain didn’t stop play At the end of July we had a wonderful afternoon at West Wittering beach. We enjoyed a picnic on the … Continue reading Discovering West Sussex with young asylum seekers
In May this year, my husband, Martin, and I agreed to the idea of having one of the Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) live with us. We have a spare room and we are in reasonable distance of Chichester College but above all there was a person in need of a home. In June we … Continue reading Supported lodgings: a member’s perspective
On a dark and rainy night in February, over 40 people turned up at the Foyer in Chichester to talk about their vision for the organisation. We divided up into small groups and explored what we would like to achieve, what we can do and offer and what our values are. We took part in … Continue reading Vision for Sanctuary in Chichester
On Friday 16th December, Sanctuary in Chichester led a group of asylum-seeking young people from Iran, Syria, Eritrea and China to the Novium Museum in Chichester.