North East city joins Sheffield and Swansea as the UK's Cities of Sanctuary
Newcastle Upon Tyne is the third city in the UK to be named a 'City of Sanctuary'. The City of Sanctuary movement aims to provide hospitality to those seeking a safe home in the UK.
The council approved the status on Wednesday, and by doing so the city has made a pledge to continue supporting community and voluntary organisations that seek to help migrants settle, and highlight their positive contribution to the city.
The community and support groups believe the services they provide make Newcastle worthy of the 'City of Sanctuary' title. Sheffield became the first City of Sanctuary in 2007 before Swansea made the grade in 2010.
Due to the fantastic support Show Racism the Red Card receive each season from Newcastle United, we are delighted the city is also committed to a diverse society, aiding those who need help the most. This also comes at a great time during Refugee Week, which seeks to highlight the fantastic contribution migrants make to British society.