Delivering Hope

Delivering Hope WDCoS – Delivering Hope Through the pandemic times we have all depended more on delivery drivers, and some of our newly settled refugee friends are working in this sector, as taxi drivers or delivering fast food and amazon parcels. We deliver For those people WDCoS helps by means of the Asylum Seekers Support […]

Annual Review 2021

Wakefield District City of Sanctuary – 2021 – A Year in review In January 2021 the UK entered its third national lockdown as Covid cases soared throughout the UK.  In the US, there was political turmoil as one president refused to accept election defeat in unprecedented scenes. The pandemic reached its height in the UK […]

A Child is born

True Stories from the hostile environment – Christmas 2021 And a baby is welcomed into the world. This is a true story, a modern-day tale of refugees, set in Wakefield, in the UK ‘hostile’ environment. The additional reality is that the pandemic is hitting the fourth wave and the Christmas holidays are approaching. Just before […]

Priti Patel destroyed with 3 simple facts about refugees

Priti Patel destroyed with 3 simple facts about refugees It seems, if you take the now “closed” Lord Dubs amendment, that the House of Lords demonstrates a greater sense of humanity and compassion to the plight of refugees, than does our government in the house of commons.

Observer Article on Refugees

Once we could be proud of our record on refugees. Not any longer Note – this article redirects to an external website, please let us know if this is no longer working.

Return to the Hostile Environment?

Earlier this year, we were told the home office no longer operated a hostile environment policy, but had renamed what they do as a “compliant environment”, in an attempt to counter criticism and claims of a cruel and inhumane policy. It’s come to our attention, that one of our long term “Destitute Asylum Seekers” is […]

An unforeseen result of the hostile environment.

An unforeseen result of the hostile environment. When people claim asylum and ask for Home Office support, they start on a route which could potentially lead to safety and long-term security. Having fled war-torn areas, persecution and religious discrimination, people rapidly discover that their journey in Britain is fraught with difficulties. One of the main […]

Now we know how it feels …

Now we know how it feels to be an asylum seeker in the United Kingdom. Your life is controlled by the government. You cannot go where you want to goYou are promised money to survive, but it’s really difficult to get it.You are not allowed to work anymore, even if you can and want to. […]