We are an umbrella group working to create a climate of welcome for asylum seekers and refugees in the city and around and supporting the network of refugee and asylum seeker organisations across Derby.
Have a look at the organisations working with displaced people in Derby, read more about what you can do to help and join us in making Derby a welcoming city for refugees and asylum seekers.
Exciting “Meet Your Neighbour” event from Maison Foo and friends on 19th September – all are invited
We would like to invite you to join us on Sunday 19th September from 12.30-4pm for the launch of our Meet Your Neighbour Installation and community street party! If the weather is on our side, we will be on Derby's Cathedral Green…
Derby Peace Week
We are looking forward to Peace Week in September.
Derby Cathedral marks Sanctuary Sunday for Refugee Week
The Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd Libby Lane and the Dean of Derby led a service for Sanctuary Sunday at the Cathedral. They were joined by representatives from refugee support organisations in the city and friends from the refugee…
Refugee Week events planned in Derby this year
Refugee week this year is 14-20th June. Everyone is welcome to join us!
Dean of Derby writes about Derby Cathedral of Sanctuary
In 2015 Derby Cathedral was the first Cathedral in England to be given Cathedral of Sanctuary status.
Impact of the New Plan for Immigration for people seeking asylum – a quick read from UNHCR
Standing Together with Refugees
We’re proud to be part of #TogetherWithRefugees - a coalition of over 100 national, local, refugee-led and grassroots groups, who believe in showing compassion to refugees fleeing war and persecution. We’re calling for a better approach to supporting refugees that…
Derby faith leaders join in signing open letter to Home Secretary
A number of Derby's faith leaders have joined over 70 faith groups and leaders in asking the Home Office to embed principles of compassion and respect for human dignity in its New Plan for Immigration. People who have arrived in…
Quad Creative ESOL project starring some of our Sanctuary seeking friends
A series of five short films produced under quarantine, by English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) as part of the Creative ESOL project at Derby QUAD. The project has been supported by Derby City Council and the Ministry of Housing…
Derby Holocaust Memorial day events are now available
Below is the link to the events of Derby Holocaust Memorial Day “Light up the Darkness” including:
Derby College given College of Sanctuary status
(originally posted on the College's website derby-college.ac.uk)
Phosphorus Theatre reports on a busy Refugee Week
Refugee Week 2020