Refugees at home

… is a national charity, with local representatives, which aims to match those with a spare room in their home with refugees or asylum seekers looking for accommodation. The group can be contacted by those who have a room or those needing accommodation. More information at

Place of Welcome

Chester Cathedral: visit the Cathedral Cloister Room on Mondays 10-12am to ‘chat, connect or just enjoy a complimentary coffee. All welcome’.

Unity Centre Community Café, 17 Cupin Street, Chester, CH1 2BN: open Monday 12-3pm, Tuesday 10-12pm and Friday 11.30-1pm. Drinks, cakes and light bites.


English Conversation Lessons

Unity Centre, 17 Cuppin Street, Chester, CH1 2BN. Free lessons.

Monday 1-2.30pm and Friday 10-11.30am. Term time only.


Schools of Sanctuary

 There is a rich source of information for any school wishing to become a ‘School of Sanctuary’ at Please also feel free to contact us.



City of Sanctuary UK Information