The city of York welcomes refugees. We are part of the York Human Rights City Network, working with key partners to identify how to best provide support in our area.

We are recognised as a City of Sanctuary and 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, by emailing co-ordinator@yorkcityofsanctuary.org.uk.

Our Housing Options Team can provide support and advice for those at risk of homelessness.

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.

Other assistance for refugees

If you want to offer other assistance to refugees in York, you can make a donation or volunteer with some of these organisations:

Visit GOV.UK to offer to help refugees who have come to the UK.

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