Leeds City of Sanctuary is part of a national movement to build a culture of welcome for people seeking sanctuary in the UK.
In Leeds, we are proud to extend the welcome of our city to people who come here seeking safety. We are committed to making our city a haven for anyone who needs its protection.
With City of Sanctuary, we want to create a network of people and organisations right across the city, united in making our city more welcoming, open and fair for all.
Leeds Schools of Sanctuary Coordinator recruitment
Leeds City of Sanctuary are recruiting for a third role – Leeds Schools of Sanctuary Coordinator.
Leeds City of Sanctuary are recruiting for an Arts and Faith Coordinator
In addition to the Coordinator position that Leeds City of Sanctuary are currently recruiting for, we are also recruiting for an Arts and Faith Coordinator, 1 day/week (this is one position to coordinate both the Arts and Faith streams).
STAR Conversation Classes
Leeds City of Sanctuary are recruiting for a Coordinator
Leeds City of Sanctuary is recruiting for a Coordinator, to work alongside its existing Coordinator 7 hrs/week.
‘Refugees Welcome’ public meeting
Tuesday 15th Sep saw around 170 people gather at the West Yorkshire Playhouse for a public meeting on responding to…
Leeds City of Sanctuary response to consultation on proposed changes to asylum support
On the 4th August, the government published plans to make substantial changes to Section 95 and Section 4 support for people who have been refused asylum in the UK. The plans include proposals to withdraw asylum support for families that have been refused refugee protection.
Volunteers needed at Refugee Council
Refugee Council are working with refugee families and are looking to recruit some volunteers for the below tasks.
Making donations to Wakefield Initial Accommodation Centre
Urban House is an Initial Accommodation Centre in Wakefield. When someone arrives in the UK and claims asylum, if they…
Here are 6 things you can do to help refugees if you live in Leeds
This list is far from comprehensive and misses many wonderful things going on across the city. For more detailed information…
These photos are from dance workshops run by students at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2015
Volunteers needed for LASSN’s English at Home project
Volunteers needed for LASSN’s English at Home project – no experience necessary
Grace Hosting Project – hosts needed
Volunteer in your sleep If you have a spare bedroom, some free time in the evening and could occasionally offer someone a place to stay overnight then you could volunteer in your sleep! Many refugees and asylum seekers will experience homelessness at some point during their asylum claim. Short Stop volunteer…