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What is Leicester City of Sanctuary?

City of Sanctuary is a national movement, founded in Sheffield in 2005

  • It has nearly 80 groups which are committed to developing a ‘culture of welcome and inclusion’ for people seeking sanctuary in the UK.
  • The aim is to create a network of places throughout the country which do their best to include asylum seekers and refugees in the lives of their communities.

The Leicester branch (Leicester City of Sanctuary or LCoS for short)  was established two years later in 2007.