Good luck to Ben, Ellie and Jon Casey, who are running the Great South Run in memory of their mum and our much-missed friend, Gill Casey: “We’re running the Great South Run on 17 October 2021, along with family and friends, in memory of our beloved Mum, Gillian Casey, and to raise money for two … Continue reading Fundraiser in memory of Gill Casey
Thank you to all those from our lovely community who came along and made yesterday so special. One of our volunteers invited us all to a barbecue party in her beautiful garden. The sun shone and everyone brought food, cooked together and chatted. The afternoon was rounded off with some lively Syrian music, which inspired … Continue reading BBQ party welcomes 1st new Afghan arrivals
Pathways to Work & Independence As part of our efforts to help refugees gain independence and build new lives, we are becoming more strategic about supporting them into work and careers, taking a holistic approach that combines English learning, education, work experience, learning about workplace culture and expectations, help with CVs and job applications. Lois … Continue reading Programme Updates
Katy De Lazslo joined us in March, to replace Rosie as Business & Volunteer Coordinator. Katy has an MA from SOAS in Near and Middle Eastern Studies and is governor of a school in Hackney. She has quickly got to grips with everything that’s going on at Sanctuary in Chichester and – among many other … Continue reading Welcome Katy!
Due to a change in supplier, the cards that asylum seekers receive their £39.63 weekly allowance on were switched last week. We advised the asylum seekers we support that they needed to take money out because there were a few days between the old cards stopping working and the new cards being activated. At this … Continue reading Cash card delays causing distress and hardship
The moment many of us have been waiting for! The drop-in team have been working hard to prepare for the drop-in restarting today, with Covid precautions in place of course. If you would like to book a place at an upcoming drop-in, please email Mary Downy, our Drop-In Coordinator. Places are limited and no food … Continue reading The drop-in is back!