It is really important to us to try and offer a strong welcome to our members and, whilst safe social spaces are really important, pragmatic material help is also really a vital part of offering welcome. Over the past 12 months we have:

 

  • Run cycling schemes where sanctuary seekers get free bikes, safety equipment and training.
  • Run English Classes (often crowdfunded by the teachers themselves)
  • Run theatre trips to HomeMcr and Z-arts
  • Signpost volunteers and members to RAPAR, REVIVE, Boaz and other Sanctuary seeking organisations dependent on their needs
  • Developed our volunteer programme for sanctuary seekers and local residents
  • Facilitated volunteer placements with Manchester Museum
  • Awarded the University of Manchester and Manchester Museum with the City of Sanctuary Award
  • Delivered training to 100 library staff, 35 University staff and spoken on the panel of several events and conferences.
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