What is City of Sanctuary?

“City of Sanctuary is a movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution”

(City of Sanctuary 2017)

Plymouth is set to be part of the City of Sanctuary movement and we are focused on sharing the vision put forward by the National City of Sanctuary movement.

As a group and community, we aim to ensure Plymouth works together to generate, grow and enrich day to day relationships with all who are dispersed to the city, who settle here and those who live, visit and work in the city. City of Sanctuary represents opportunities at grass roots level for us all to grow as a compassionate and integrated community by welcoming refugees and asylum seekers arriving or already living in Plymouth.

Who are we?

Plymouth City of Sanctuary consists of representatives from the local community and various organisations. We have come together to create a city that welcomes refugees and promotes a culture of acceptance and inclusion. We intend to work with and within the wider community of Plymouth to achieve our aims

Please keep an eye on the OHOB website and Facebook group for updates. If you would like to know how you can get involved please get in touch via email faraday@ohob.org.uk

What Next?