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.
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
Refugee Week roundup including Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity’s powerful montage and Inderjit Bhogal’s address for Sanctuary Sunday
A very big thank you to everyone who was involved in organising Refugee Week activities in June and to all who supported events. Despite the restrictions, there was a great programme of events in Derby/s, that have raised awareness at…
Derby Refugee Week Programme is here!
Click here for the full programme of events