How could your community welcome Asylum-seekers and refugees?

  • Pass a resolution of support for Huddersfield Town of Sanctuary. Display one of our “We welcome sanctuary-seekers and refugees” signs outside your building or office.
  • Support Town of Sanctuary events
  • Publicise your organisations events through the Town of Sanctuary website or email list Invite a refugee or sanctuary-seeker to speak to your community about their experiences.
  • Publicise Town of Sanctuary, Refugee Week and other refugee events within your community.
  • Publicise opportunities for voluntary work with sanctuary-seekers and refugees.
  • Invite refugee groups to your community social events.
  • Offer befriending or advocacy to sanctuary-seekers in your area.
  • Offer meeting or worship space to a refugee community group.
  • Raise funds for Women Centre or other refugee charities.
  • Provide short or longer-term accommodation to homeless sanctuary-seekers by offering a spare room, or by contributing to the rent for a house.
  • Offer volunteer placements for suitably skilled sanctuary-seekers or refugees with your organisation.
  • Consider appointing refugees to positions of responsibility in your community.

These are just a few suggestions of ways that community groups can involve refugees and sanctuary-seekers in your activities. For more information, contacts with relevant organisations and support with putting these or other ideas into practice please. contact us at [email protected]

Volunteering opportunities
Women in Exile specialist support service for women asylum seekers and refugees, including support for children. Website: http://www.womencentre.org.uk/women_in_exile.php  Contact: 01484 450 866 or email [email protected].

Kirklees Asylum Support Service Help and support for those seeking asylum. We try to house people with others from their country, help them register with a doctor, find schools for their children, and access local amenities. Asylum Support Service, 19 Clare Hill, Huddersfield HD1 5BS  Tel: 01484 223443 Email: [email protected]  website: www.kirklees.gov.uk/asylum

Link to us
You could help us attract more visitors by providing a link to us on your website. We have a range of City of Sanctuary web banners and buttons available. We have also just started to provide RSS newsfeeds on our website, which potentially allow you to show the latest City of Sanctuary headlines on your site.

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