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Promoting and encouraging the inclusion of refugees and sanctuary seekers in the Wakefield District.

Offering welcome and inclusion

Wakefield District City of Sanctuary offers welcome and inclusion to people coming to our district whose lives are in danger in their own countries.

Encouraging local groups

We encourage communities, voluntary groups, faith and community organisations in the Wakefield district to welcome and assist sanctuary seekers and refugees.

Celebrating positive stories

We want to highlight, communicate and celebrate  stories of positive contributions by sanctuary seekers and refugees, as well as challenging hostility and discrimination.

A City of Sanctuary

Wakefield District City of Sanctuary is working towards the title ‘City of Sanctuary’ being officially adopted by and on behalf of the people of our area.

Help needed

Each week we support sanctuary seekers who are here legally but have no financial support. We offer them some food and £10-20 per week for each asylum seeker and their family, to cover food, basic toiletries and travel to compulsory Home Office appointments.

Can you help us support people in need? Here are some easy ways to help: