Leicester City of Sanctuary

Leicester City of Sanctuary

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Leicester City of Sanctuary

Leicester City of Sanctuary works to create a climate of welcome for asylum seekers and refugees in the City and County of Leicester, as one of 17 such cities throughout the UK.

We have a team of speakers who give talks for schools, societies and organisations, aiming to present the realities of life for asylum seekers and refugees. We run stands at fetes and events and we have good contacts with the media and local MP's. There is a weekly drop-in centre and we arrange parties, events and occasional outings. We help asylum seekers find voluntary work and arrange groups to help them improve their English.
We have a small scale 'hosting' scheme and a small destution fund through which we help people in difficulty.

Founded 2007