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Message from the Trustees

Dear Friends,

We hope you and your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours are safe and well.  And we hope that those of you who have been ill and/or have loved ones who’ve been ill, have received the support you need.  Our heart goes out to all who have lost someone you care for due to Covid.

These are anxious times for many and especially for those of us without safe or secure homes or income.  We’d like to remind you that you are not alone, there is help at hand. Please see the  information below which you may find useful. If you don’t know how to access the help you need please get in touch with Liz.

We are continuing to do our best at Manchester City of Sanctuary to meet the needs of local refugees and asylum seekers but we are having to do this differently in response to Covid. We have cancelled all face to face events and are avoiding any physical contact in order to keep us all safe.  Liz is however continuing to work two days a week and provide support from a distance. We are grateful for the continued help of volunteers who are helping us to stay in touch with people. We are looking for ways to increase our capacity so we can provide additional support and resources to meet current needs.

We will continue to work with our allies in the refugee and asylum seeker sector to push for proper support for the community at this time and for proper investment in the services refugees and asylum seekers rely upon.


In solidarity,

Eve Holt, Chair of Trustees

On behalf of the Board of Trustees