Herefordshire City of Sanctuary is established in complete alignment with the vision of the City of Sanctuary Movement, which is that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution.

The Herefordshire City of Sanctuary will be guided and informed by commitment to the following values:

Inclusiveness, with respect for all people; openness, working collaboratively; participation, welcoming equality in decision making between those seeking sanctuary and those providing it; inspirational, working enthusiastically and positively promoting confidence and change; integrity, alive always to truth and honesty

The aim of the Group shall be to

To promote the public good and reduce conflict by supporting Refugees, and Asylum seekers through:

  1. English language practice
  2. The provision of a safe space
  3. Signposting to support on benefits, housing, and legal matters
  4. Promoting access to education
  5. Any other actions as agreed by the management committee
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