Conversation Cafe Every Monday Morning
Conversation Cafe is at the Light Box Library in Barnsley on Monday mornings between 10am and 11.30am.
Lift the Ban
Right now, right here in the UK, people seeking refugee status are banned from working whilst they wait months, and often years, for a decision on their asylum claim.
Sign the Pledge
Barnsley Borough City of Sanctuary believe refugees need protection, not punishment and have signed the Fight the #AntiRefugeeLaws Pledge and encourage other organisations to do the same.
Steering Group Meetings
Our meetings are at 5pm usually on the first Wednesday of the month.
Holocaust Memorial Day in Barnsley
A very moving Holocaust Memorial Day event was held in Barnsley on 27th January 2023 . There were moving speeches from the speakers including the Mayor who also announced the Holocaust Memorial Day school prize winners.
Multi-Agency Drop In
Multi-Agency Drop In at Hope House on Wednesday afternoons (12.30pm-2.30pm) for Barnsley's Migrant Communities organised by Migration Partnership Barnsley.
Care4Calais Seeks Volunteers
When refugees first arrive in the UK, it can be bewilderingfor them. Navigating a new country and a foreign language is a big challenge, made worse if you have no
100,000 People Suffer Asylum Claim Backlog
There are estimated to be around 117,000 outstanding initial asylum decisions relating to 143,000 people. Data obtained by the Refugee Council hows that the number of people waiting for an initial decision on their asylum claim increased fourfold in five…
The Truth about Hotel Accommodation
Barnsley Borough City of Sanctuary wants to support and extend welcome to all who come seeking safety. Unfortunately, due to the Home Office’s inability to process claims swiftly and competently, people are being housed in totally inappropriate hotel accommodation, though…
Locke Park Vigil -24th November 2022
On Thursday 24th November 2022 we held a candle lit vigil at Locke Park Tower. On 24th November 2021 last year 27 migrants drowned in Channel. Remember them and organise to stop further deaths.
Barnsley Welcomes Refugees Conference A Great Success
Over 60 people attended our Conference on Saturday 19th November 2022.The conference was united in our determination to show that Barnsley is a place of welcome and sanctuary where there is no place for hate.
Barnsley Newsletter November 2022
November 2022 newsletter (pdf ) 7 MB