WDCoS Offers a wide variety of weekly events aimed at asylum seekers & refugees in our area. Through these events, mostly in the form of “drop ins” we are able to provide a welcome to asylum seekers & refugees, and a point of contact for help, advice and support with local volunteers from many local voluntary, community and faith organisations.
Through our various events we also distribute appropriate clothing, food, and finance to those asylum seekers & refugees who are in particular need.
Our clothing store enables groups from around Yorkshire and beyond to both give and receive clothing for asylum seekers & refugees.
We have a “streams of sanctuary” programme aiming to include local arts, culture, education and faith groups in a process of learning about sanctuary, embedding those values and sharing them. This promotes inclusion, equality and diversity and social inclusion more widely in our area. This also is leading to opportunities for asylum seekers & refugees to access facilities for education, recreation or other leisure time occupations.