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!
The first week of June is Volunteer Week – so a good time for us to thank our dedicated volunteers, who put in a staggering 1864 hours of befriending and English tuition between 1 March 2020 – 28 February 2021. This total was made up of: • 629 hours of befriending support• 1060 hours of … Continue reading Thank you volunteers!
We have two exhibitions and collaborations planned for Refugee Week this June: 1. We Cannot Walk Alone – An interactive journey of learning to celebrate Refugee Week 2021. Join Sanctuary in Chichester and Children on the Edge for an immersive experience for all ages, offering insight into life for refugees both abroad and here in … Continue reading Refugee Week Exhibitions