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City of Sanctuary 2018 Conference and AGM

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Newcastle Civic Centre

Barras Bridge

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE99 1NP

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Registration at 10:00 for a 10:30 start.

Please aim for at least half of your group's delegates to be sanctuary seekers.

The programme will include a networking evening on the 14th, speakers from around the network, the AGM, roundtable discussions and workshops.

The full programme is now available on our website: https://cityofsanctuary.org/get-involved/latest-cos-uk-events/


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1. Health

This workshop will introduce the new City of Sanctuary mental health resource pack; Doctors of the World will also introduce 'Safer Surgeries' and Asylum Matters will discuss issues around health charging and data sharing.

2. Safeguarding

Safeguarding asylum seekers and volunteers is of paramount importance to get right and this is a priority for all of us in the network. This workshop will be led by Newcastle CVS with expert guidance.

3. Promoting our vision through Stories of Sanctuary: Working with the media.

We will consider the importance of promoting positive stories of sanctuary and stories of welcome through a variety of media including developing 'sanctuary spokespeople' and the importance of a digital presence.

4. Sanctuary Awards

We will look at using Sanctuary Awards as a strategic tool to build a movement for welcome and increase the number of safe spaces across your city / town / borough / village.


Travel and Accommodation

We have a small fund available for travel costs for asylum seekers and refugees, which will be on a first come, first serve basis, so apply early. Please book your place and then submit this form:

https://cityofsanctuary.org/get-involved/latest-cos-uk-events/apply-for-travel-costs-to-attend-the-2018-city-of-sanctuary-conference-and-agm/

All spaces for accommodation with local hosts have now been filled. If you need overnight accommodation on the 14th and cannot afford the cost of a hotel, please contact joanna@cityofsanctuary.org


Please contact joanna@cityofsanctuary.org if you have any queries


Evening Event 14th May

For those that will be in Newcastle on Mon 14th, there will be an evening event 6-9pm at the following address:

Space Six
Floor Six
Commercial Union House
39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 6QE

Monday evening will be a chance to get to know new friends and to find out more about the City of Sanctuary story. Come along to Space 6 where there will be pizza, drinks, story-telling and mapping activities, and plenty of opportunity to share ideas with friends from City of Sanctuary groups from around the network.

Feel free to come and go as you please. If you are likely to arrive after 7, please let us know and we'll make sure food is set aside for you!


For more information about the networking event, please contact tiffy@cityofsanctuary.org or sam@cityofsanctuary.org

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Newcastle Civic Centre

Barras Bridge

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE99 1NP

United Kingdom

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