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Support to individuals and families in York

The plight of the individual who finds him or herself unable to return to their country of origin is becoming more of an impossible nightmare. The necessary steps of financing specialised legal help, making journeys across the country to register, and finding accommodation and food with no structured system of support are just a few of the issues.

These individuals need advice, friendship and, where necessary, the means to achieve their goals.

York City of Sanctuary seeks to offer this support.
Paul Wordsworth, Co-ordinator

What we do….

York City of Sanctuary works in several ways. As well as seeking to promote an environment of understanding and compassion within the city, we visit institutions and places of education to give talks and lead discussions. We also work with individual refugees or asylum seekers who for whatever reason find themselves in York and are unable to return to their countries of origin. As well as assisting refugees who come to York as part of government schemes, York City of Sanctuary co-ordinates visits to the city by refugees from the environs with the help of an active team of volunteers.

We also run a Facebook and Twitter pages with aims to share relevant local news, views and initiatives. Feel free to have a look and add your own relevant news:

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On 1st October 2016 York City of Sanctuary received national recognition, joining the City of Sanctuary community