Sanctuary Stories

Sanctuary Stories is a Heritage Lottery Funded collaborative project with Asylum Matters and St. Chad’s Sanctuary in Birmingham. The project seeks to create a sense of welcome in Birmingham for refugees and asylum seekers through visiting/learning about Birmingham’s heritage particularly through themes of migration. The project also looks to improve English Language skills and give the group confidence in sharing their stories and creating advocates for their community. – One of them has already spoken as part of a report in the Houses of Parliament. The stories of the group are recorded as oral histories which will become part of Birmingham Museums Trust’s Collection available for future researchers.