Asylum seekers have been in Lancashire for some time, and received warm welcomes in Blackburn, Preston, Burnley and Lancaster. They have now been joined by a small number of Syrian Refugees in Blackpool, Pendle, Preston and South Ribble.

Lancashire has a long and proud record of welcoming those in great need, and not only helping them but making sure that they feel at home. The churches and other faith communities in all of these areas are working together to make sure that this work continues. 

Current activities of our network partners are documented on this map.

Welcome the Stranger is a booklet produced to help with the process, includes contact details for most of the groups working with refugees and asylum seekers in Lancashire. It is available in printed form; but will always be up to date here. Click the link above to download it.

We are currently working closely with the City of Sanctuary Movement which has a well established local branch in Lancaster, a newly formed one in Preston  (see their facebook page here) and an emerging one in Blackburn.

We continue working with a wider partnership group who put on a major conference early in Preston in July 2017: A second conference is planned for November 2018

We are also working on a project to offer emergency accommodation for asylum seekers who have been given or refused permission to stay in the country.  For more information on this see our project Facebook page

If you are a minister or clergy person called to give evidence in support of asylum applications you will find this briefing helpful .

This is also a useful link for churches who want to get involved

If you would like to get involved in this support work in any way, please do contact us and we will get back to you asap. 

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