Welcome to Cardiff City of Sanctuary
City of Sanctuary is a national movement of city groups where local people, organisations and their communities work together to make their cities safe and welcoming to people seeking sanctuary from war and other forms persecution.
Cardiff was officially recognised as a ‘City of Sanctuary’ on the 5th June 2014, making it the seventh UK city to achieve this award. The city demonstrated that it was a city that recognises the importance of sanctuary and welcomes all who needed it.
“One of the real strengths we saw during our visit was the synergy between the core organisations working together to bring about a culture of welcome and inclusion.” – Jonathan Ellis of the Appraisal Team
As a City of Sanctuary, Cardiff aims to ensure that:
- people’s culture, skills and differences are accepted as a positive complement to Cardiff as a city.
- there is a shared commitment and a service infrastructure that facilitates an environment of sanctuary.
- there is a culture of welcome that creates relationships, community cohesion and inclusion.
The Cardiff City of Sanctuary networking group invites all organisations, local groups and individuals to join us and help make Cardiff proud to be a place of safety. Cardiff City of Sanctuary supporters includes community centres, charities, faith groups, social clubs, schools, local services and businesses, as well as refugee organisations and volunteers. Supporting organisations pledge to welcome and include people seeking sanctuary in their activities.
For more about the City of Sanctuary movement go to www.cityofsanctuary.org
News from Cardiff Refugee & Asylum Seeker Advocacy Forum
The Cardiff Refugee and Asylum Seeker Advocacy Forum met for the first time in July, and met again in September. The purpose of the group is to provide a space for people seeking sanctuary to discuss the issues of most importance to them and engage directly with service providers and…
The Wales Cities of Sanctuary project!
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Networking over lunch!
On Tuesday 27th June Cardiff City of Sanctuary held a Networking Lunch for all of the organisations who support the…
Cardiff City of Sanctuary Networking Meeting
The next Cardiff City of Sanctuary meeting will be held on Monday March 06th 2017, at Oasis Cardiff, 69B Splott…
Sanctuary in the Senedd
Kindly sponsored by Mark Isherwood AM
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