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Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees Impact Report 2022

About Us

Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees is a member of the City of Sanctuary network. We support local organisations such as schools, libraries, cafés, theatres, and gardens to become places of welcome for refugees and asylum seekers and to be formally recognised and accredited as sanctuaries by the City of Sanctuary.

Our aims and achievements in 2022

Our first aim has been to advance equality and diversity for the public benefit for people seeking sanctuary by collaborating as a network of individuals and organisations and promoting activities that foster understanding between people from diverse backgrounds and welcome people who have made Wandsworth their home.

Our second aim has been to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people in Wandsworth from becoming socially excluded, and relieving the needs of those people within Wandsworth who are socially excluded by reason of their refugee or asylum seeker status and assisting them to integrate into society.

Our third aim has been to advance the education of the public in general about the issues relating to refugees and those seeking asylum.

Our future plans

2022 was a momentous year for Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees as we gained our official charitable status. In 2023 our key priority will be collaborating with Wandsworth Council to progress their commitment to become a Borough of Sanctuary and we are aiming to more than double the number of accredited sanctuary organisations in Wandsworth.

We are an entirely volunteer-run organisation and are incredibly grateful to our network of dedicated volunteers, our partner organisations (Care4Calais, Just Shelter, Katherine Low Settlement, and CARAS), as well as our generous and engaged supporters. If you would like to find out more about our work or get involved, please contact us:

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