Mission Statement

We take pride in welcoming Asylum Seekers and Refugees to our city and district and offer them every opportunity to share in and contribute to the life of our communities.


  • To promote and encourage the inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers across the Wakefield District.
  • To inspire people to make Wakefield City and District a place of welcome, friendship and sanctuary
  • To encourage and support local communities, voluntary groups and faith communities and organisations to welcome and assist asylum seekers and refugees.
  • To publicise and celebrate the contribution that asylum seekers and refuges make to their local communities, our society and culture.
  • To challenge hostilities and discrimination levelled against asylum seekers and refugees.


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