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Welcome to the Shops of Sanctuary Stream!

In 2014, City of Sanctuary recognised the Oxfam Swansea Castle Street shop as the first recipient of Shop of Sanctuary award. The fantastic work done by the team there to support people seeking sanctuary  inspired the whole network. 

Following a pilot programme in Yorkshire in 2018-2019 in partnership with Oxfam, CoS UK have developed additional resources to support all charity shops keen to develop welcome locally and support people seeking sanctuary into volunteering positions. 

If you would like to learn more about how your local charity shop can become a place of sanctuary, please check out the Shops of Sanctuary resource pack