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Refugee support

The City of York welcomes refugees. We work with key partners to identify how to best provide support in our area.

Support for refugees

Refugees can find information about:

Other advice and support

Offering support to refugees

York residents and businesses can make a donation or volunteer support through a local organisation:

York City of Sanctuary

York is recognised as a City of Sanctuary York; we work with refugee families who need accommodation - we regularly need places where people can stay, sometimes just for short periods of time. If you're able to offer help, contact Paul Wordsworth, the City of Sanctuary York co-ordinator, email:

Global resettlement scheme

In 2015 the UK government committed to resettle 20,000 refugees by 2020 under the Global Resettlement Scheme, formerly the Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme.

If you're a private landlord who can help to accommodate refugees, consider letting your property to vulnerable families via the YorHome Incentive Scheme.

Also see

Refugee Support

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA