Building on the successes of City of Sanctuary groups throughout the nation and other partners in the Welsh Refugee Coalition, we’re aiming for Wales to become the world’s first ‘Nation of Sanctuary’, celebrating Welsh hospitality and our history of migration and safety.
Our vision is of a Wales wherever people seeking sanctuary go, they are met with welcome, understanding and celebration of their unique contribution to the rich tapestry of Welsh life.
We know that it will take action from a wide range of people and organisations, all over Wales, to make this vision a reality. We’re pleased we already have the support of Welsh Government and have started some really exciting work with universities, the health service and trade unions.
If you’d like to join the movement to make Wales a Nation of Sanctuary, you might want to consider some of the ideas here or contact us!
Community sewing project helps heal the isolation of lockdown for people seeking sanctuary and their supporters
Before the Pandemic put an end to large groups of people getting together, Hay Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees,…
Hannah of “Better Welcome” nominated as community champion during lockdown
Lockdown hasn’t prevented Swansea giving a proper welcome to asylum seekers and refugees. Hannah Sabatia, project coordinator for the ‘A…
Banners Celebrate City of Welcome
A colourful pair of new banners are flying the flag for cultural diversity in Swansea. One is headed in English…
City of Sanctuary welcomes new volunteers and committee members
Lockdown has proved no barrier to recruiting new Swansea City of Sanctuary volunteers.
It has been a difficult year for everyone but generous locals have come together to bring some Christmas cheer to…
Abergavenny Town of Sanctuary #changethestory
We are Ten!!
Mumbles Welcome Day
“A Better Welcome to Swansea” Project – Staff Change
Our partnership with Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS) on this project continues very successfully. Volunteer Mentors are recruited and…
Far from the Home I Love ~
Pianist is on a mission to help refugees