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Newcastle City of Sanctuary  

Newcastle has been welcoming people seeking sanctuary for many years. While those seeking asylum have no choice over where in the UK they are dispersed to, we take great pride in the fact that so many refugees chose to settle here once their claim for asylum has been determined.

As a city we are committed to doing what we can to welcome those seeking sanctuary and to help rebuild lives. We are honoured to be a recognised City of Sanctuary; part of a network of towns and cities throughout the country that are proud to be places of safety, and which include people seeking sanctuary fully in the lives of their communities.


There have been, and will continue to be changes to the way that that services for asylum seekers and refugees are running due to COVID 19. Please see the link at the top of this page for more information and updates, and the resources page for information about service delivery during this time.

We will keep this updated as and when new information become available.

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If you have any ideas about Newcastle City of Sanctuary – if there is anything that you would like to chat about, ask about, or discuss please do contact us:

Email:   [email protected]

Phone or Text:   07989 606 254


If you are interested in volunteering, you might like to contact one of the following agencies:

British Red Cross:

Action Foundation:

North of England Refugee Service:

West End Refugee Service:

HostNation refugee befriending: