We are working towards Nottingham becoming a City of Sanctuary. In the city and county, there are flourishing but hard-pressed groups who help people seeking sanctuary to become part of the wider community. We want to help local groups and individuals to welcome and appreciate people seeking refuge and asylum more actively.
How can you help? Are you part of a group or organisation who would support Nottingham becoming a City of Sanctuary by signing the resolution of support?
Supporters can include faith groups, community centres, charities, social clubs, schools, local services and businesses, as well as refugee organisations and volunteers. Supporting organisations promise to welcome and include people seeking sanctuary in their activities.
A First for Nottingham as Universities Put in a Joint Application for University of Sanctuary
Both Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University had put in applications to become Universities of Sanctuary but in a rare initiative, after consultation with City of Sanctuary, the universities are working together to put in a joint bid for University…
Job Opportunity: Nottingham Arimathea Trust
Nottingham Arimathea Trust is a small housing charity based in Nottingham that provides accommodation for destitute asylum seekers, newly recognised refugees and victims of modern slavery and trafficking. It was set up in 2007 to meet an overwhelming need to…
White Rose chain of charity shops pledge support for Nottingham City of Sanctuary
We are pleased to say that the White Rose chain of charity clothing shops in Nottingham and Newark have pledged support for Nottingham City of Sanctuary as part of our campaign to get Nottingham to publicly declare itself a city…
Health Experiences of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Nottingham
The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum has produced a very interesting document about the health experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in Nottingham.
Forced to Flee: When Migration is the only Alternative
Members of Nottingham City of Sanctuary attended a one day conference at Nottingham University on Friday hosted by the students and post graduates from the Human Rights Law Centre at the University on the subject of forced migration. It was…
Nottingham University signs City of Sanctuary and STAR pledge
November 26th was world access to higher education day 2019. Over 30 UK universities have pledged support for refugee access to higher education in response to a joint call by Student Action for Refugees and City of Sanctuary to work…
Nottingham has its first School of Sanctuary
We were delighted to present the Bluecoat Aspley Academy this week with their award certificate. Cherry Pearce, English teacher at the Academy and EAL coordinator for the Archway Learning Trust said “We are thrilled to receive this award after many…
Nottingham City of Sanctuary relaunch meeting
We held our relaunch Nottingham City of Sanctuary meeting at the Awate Education Centre on Wednesday. It was a good night with representatives from Nottingham Arimathea Trust, Notts and Nottingham Refugee Forum, Nottingham University (staff and the student body), Nottingham…
Sheriff of Nottingham opens Red Cross Reading Group
The Red Cross in Nottingham has instigated a weekly reading club for local refugees and asylum seekers. The club members will be reading These Seven, an anthology of short stories and works from local Nottingham writers, and it was launched…
Nottingham City of Sanctuary have large presence at Midlands Regional Gathering
Seven delegates from Nottingham attended the regional gathering in Leicester on Saturday. There would have been eight but one of our number was called in to work and could not get away. Everyone who attended found the event really inspirational…
Nottingham sanctuary seekers enjoy a taste of university life
Learning the language of the host nation is essential for sanctuary seekers to gain self confidence and move on with their lives. Over the last week and the following couple of weeks, 28 sanctuary seekers from Nottingham are enjoying a…
Nottingham Refugee Week 2019
Refugee Week is an annual celebration of refugees, asylum seekers and other displaced people. The week acts as a gesture of welcome and solidarity, seeking to educate and integrate those who have lived in Nottingham all their lives and those…