York City of Sanctuary was set up five years ago, and on 1st October 2016 received national recognition, joining the City of Sanctuary community.
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