Wakefield District City of Sanctuary
part of a grassroots movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK.
Wakefield district city of sanctuary
We want to welcome visitors to Wakefield who have come to us seeking Asylum, or who are Refugees.
This section of our website is for visitors, coming either as asylum seekers or as refugees. Here are details of places to go where you will find a welcome, and can ask for help. Click here for the weekly programme.
Asylum Seekers and Refugees Signposting Drop-in at the Quaker Meeting House is open Wednesdays from 10am – 12pm
|Our largest meeting each week is on Wednesday Mornings from 10am at the Quaker Meeting house. Here you will find company and welcome, tea and snacks, and help and advice.|
Dispersal hostel on Love Lane
St Johns Church
Monday Conversational English Classes
St Michael's Church
|St Michael's drops are on Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm (from 4th April) and 1pm to 3pm. All welcome for social activities, conversation, games, and crafts.|
Wakefield Baptist Church
English Classes twice a week which are free of charge. They meet every Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm (term time only).
The groups are open to anyone and the teacher, Derek Seal, has an informal, friendly approach to teaching English language and culture.
Farsi Language Church meeting, Tuesdays at 5.30pm
The Art House - Studio 3
The peer support project is located here each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm.
Our Creative Crafts session runs on Thursdays from 1.00pm to 2.30pm.
Look for Studio 3 On Mulberry Way - look for Studio number 3 in the car park
The Clothing Store
We collect and organise clothing for Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Please ring us on 07800 605397 before you visit. We welcome volunteers to help us run this service.
The public library is a welcoming place, and here you will find somewhere warm to sit and read, as well as free WiFi and access to computers if you register. Bring your ARC Card to register. The main desk has translations of common questions and answers in many languages.