"City of Sanctuary" is a movement of local people, community groups, organisations and businesses who share a common aim of ensuring that their city is a welcoming place for people seeking sanctuary from war or persecution.
Sheffield is the first City of Sanctuary in the UK, and Coventry aims to be the second.
For many years, Coventry has offered a home to people whose lives were in danger in their own countries. Many have lost their homes and families, but they have brought new skills, music, food - contributing to our vibrant and diverse community.
In order to achieve "City of Sanctuary" status, Coventry has to show that our city, and its services, are welcoming and accessible to people seeking sanctuary, refugees and all vulnerable migrants.
There will be a public meeting on the 25th September at 730pm, at the Council House (Earl Street, CV1 5RR).
For more information, please contact Penny Walker on 024 7666 4616 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.