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Supporting refugees

Our borough has a proud history of supporting refugees and migrants. We are strengthened by our diversity and the values we hold which enable and empower it.

Supporting Ukrainian refugees

Information on the Government's Homes for Ukraine scheme and how residents can help support Ukrainian refugees.

Information for Ukrainian arrivals

Information about local services and support for people arriving in Lewisham from Ukraine. 

Our response to the situation in Afghanistan

As a Borough of Sanctuary, Lewisham is determined to provide a safe home for Afghan refugees fleeing conflict and persecution.

Refugee Week 19-25 June 2023

Lewisham is proud to be the UK's first Borough of Sanctuary.

How the community is supporting refugees

We have an active and engaged voluntary and community sector willing to support the integration of refugee families who have resettled in the borough. Offers of support and donations from the local community are coordinated by us, our provider the Refugee Council and community group Lewisham Refugee Welcome to best meet the needs of the families.

Lewisham: Borough of Sanctuary

Our borough has a proud history of supporting refugees and migrants.

Welcome to Lewisham

We are proud to be Borough of Sanctuary and welcome all sanctuary seekers, refugees, people seeking asylum, people who have no source of public funds and anyone who is rebuilding their life in Lewisham.
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