Find sanctuary online with Lambeth

3 July 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth has launched new web pages offering a one-stop shop for sanctuary-seekers to find information and be sign-posted to services and support.

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Find sanctuary online with Lambeth

Lambeth’s Sanctuary Services Team celebrates Refugee Week with the launch of a new online one-stop shop offering up-to-date information and advice on finding services and support.

Word from the Cabinet

Cllr Jim Dickson, Lambeth Cabinet Member for Healthier Communities, said: “Lambeth has long been a borough that welcomes people from all over the world. We see diversity as a strength and we champion the benefits of plurality. We recognise that people have many chapters to their lives and during some of those chapters our residents require some additional support, and in other chapters we come together as a community to offer that support.”

Word from the Leader

Cllr Claire Holland, Leader of Lambeth Council, said: “This work will ensure we are doing all that we can to support our sanctuary-seeking residents, within the challenging context set by the current government.

“We are dedicated to listening to all residents, in order to provide services that meet their needs. We are adapting our processes internally to ensure this and we are collaborating with our fantastic voluntary sector partners in order to combine our individual strengths.

“To have our work to date recognised as a Borough of Sanctuary is an honour and also a motivation to deliver our ambitious Sanctuary Strategy over the next three years.”

Information available online

The Sanctuary website includes information for:

  • asylum-seekers
  • resettled refugees
  • Ukrainians
  • People with insecure immigration status, or
  • Interested in volunteering or hosting sanctuary-seekers in their home


  • Information on Borough of Sanctuary
  • Lambeth’s Sanctuary Strategy 2022-2025
  • An interactive map showing different options for ESOL classes
  • Public transport
  • Access to Healthcare
  • Schools:
  • Admissions
  • £100 uniform grant
  • Free School Meals

Over the next month or two we will add information packs for asylum-seeking residents translated into 12 languages, contact details for key partners to support LGBTQ+ sanctuary-seekers and people affected by domestic violence, volunteering opportunities, a news page to keep up to date with all sanctuary-activity and lots more

More information