As part of the University of Sanctuary initiative, we offer support and guidance to UEA students who wish to volunteer with local organisations who support local sanctuary seekers.
UEA students who volunteer through the initiative are also encouraged to take part in the UEA Awards programme.
Please find details below of some of the local organisations and projects working within Norfolk to support asylum seekers and refugees in Norwich.
For more information and guidance on how you can get involved please email the Sanctuary Liaison Officer.
|New Routes Integration
New Routes support refugees, asylum seekers and isolated migrants, and promote cross-cultural integration and community awareness. They offer:
The People from Abroad team is part of Adult Social Services and Norfolk County Council. One of the projects they manage is the ‘Syrian Refugee Resettlement’ project, which is run in conjunction with the Home Office and the UN High Commission for Refugees. They support Syrian refugees by providing:
| English+ |
English + is a Christian charity that supports new communities in Norwich to learn English and form friendships. They welcome anyone who finds themselves isolated by lack of English language including refugees and asylum seekers; beginners and advanced; young and old; all faiths and none. They provide:
|Norwich International Youth Project
NIYP support young people in Norfolk who are asylum seekers, refugees or otherwise displaced from their country of origin. They do this by offering:
|The Bridge Plus+
The Bridge Plus+ is a Norfolk based black/Asian and minority ethnic (BME) organisation aimed at improving community cohesion through innovative community engagement activities and service delivery to promote race equality and community cohesion. They provide:
|British Red Cross
The British Red Cross supports vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers. They do this by providing practical items and support, including:
The Grange is a family home and smallholding in Great Cressingham, which opens its doors to people from near and far. They support people who have survived torture and extreme violence and those fleeing persecution. Every week participants can learn different skills such as painting, weaving, ceramics, cooking and agriculture.
The Friend Ship is a non-profit-making Community Interest Company that uses the arts to address important social issues. They do this by organising skill sharing arts workshops, exhibitions and events to empower refugees and asylum seekers to reclaim their voice, have fun, make new friends and feel a part of their new home.