Since March 2023 we have responded to an influx of refugee and asylum seekers coming to our community cafe. We have provided food, personal care and hygiene products, clothing, SIM cards and household items. In the first 5 months, we have supported and helped 116 individuals.
Refugees leave their homes, families, jobs, communities… their whole lives behind. Many have experienced severe trauma, loss and distress. We are seeking to welcome people seeking refuge in our community. We want to play our part to welcome refugees and asylum seekers into Chester. We are thankful that Chester is recognised as a City of Sanctuary and we work closely with this and other organisations that welcome and support sanctuary seekers in our city.
To help us in this, we are part of the Welcome Churches Network.