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.
Our aims are to
• develop a culture of welcome across the city by working with various voluntary and statutory groups, including community groups, schools, health care organisations, the arts and faith communities.
• organize awareness raising activities around the experience of those seeking asylum
• invite groups, organisations and individuals to pledge support for our aims in developing a culture of welcome in the city
See below for details of how to affiliate and provide contact information for your group that refugees and asylum seekers can access.
Progress is evident on “Streams” in the city – the Cathedral became a Cathedral of Sanctuary on 18th January 2015. One of our members has addressed a conference of Head Teachers in Derby on asylum issues and explained how schools can take part as Streams of Sanctuary
Any group wishing to affiliate to Derby City of Sanctuary can do so if they agree to our Aims above. Just drop an email to me at [email protected] including the words “This group supports the aims of Derby City of Sanctuary”. Please include the following information – Group name, contact person name and email, website address if any. Your affiliation will be ratified at our next meeting, giving you a web link from this site, circulation of news and events and publicity of your events.