Did you know that the rate of people seeking asylum in the UK is at a 10-year low? Yes – your eyes are not deceiving you! There are fewer asylum seekers coming to the UK than there have been for the last 10 years. Calculated per head of population the average rate of asylum seekers in … Continue reading Fewer asylum seekers than 10 years ago!
Rosie Edmondson joined Sanctuary in Chichester (SiC) back in August, as Volunteer & Business Coordinator. Her role was created to enable me (Gemma Driver, Develoment & Communications Coordinator) to concentrate on project development. We work closely together – both part-time – and Rosie has been taking on increasing tasks and responsibilities. It is a steep … Continue reading Welcome Rosie!
Rosemary arrived during the first months of Sanctuary in Chichester’s Drop-In being at St Paul’s Parish Centre, in the autumn of 2017. She was new to Chichester and loved the idea of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers because she spoke several languages and had travelled much, especially in South America. First she chatted to the … Continue reading Rosemary Prior – Remembering Rosemary
We are delighted to be working with Chichester Cathedral on a very special art project which will be unveiled to the public on the 10th December. The project will herald some of the heroes from the Chichester community and across our county, who have made an impact throughout the pandemic – including our very own … Continue reading Our collaboration with Chichester Cathedral this Christmas
After two short months of normality, Nations United football team have had to take an extended half-time again. In September, Duncan (Manager), Jelani (Team Captain) and the team were able to resume the 2019-20 Powerplay season. The apprehension of restarting this year’s earlier efforts was quickly softened after consecutive wins for both teams, and the … Continue reading A pause on play
Here at Sanctuary in Chichester, we think it is really important to spread positivity and celebrate each and every achievement. How does doubling our contact hours sound for good news? In March, when lockdown began, our work had to adapt to the remote ‘new normal’ – Zoom and WhatsApp became a lifeline for our tutors … Continue reading Doubling our support in a year of uncertainty