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Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

We want everyone who comes to live in Preston to feel welcome and to be able to take advantage of all the city has to offer.

Whether you have come to Preston as an asylum seeker, refugee or through other routes (such as students, EU migrants, skilled workers etc), we hope the following pages will provide you with useful information, advice and help.

Preston City of Sanctuary

City of Sanctuary is a movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution.

The local City of Sanctuary group is called Preston City of Sanctuary and the group is a network of volunteers, professionals, and faith organisations, working together with asylum seekers and refugees living in Preston, committed to supporting new citizens. 



Welcome to Preston

Welcome to Preston fact sheet.

Learning English Classes

A range of providers in Preston who offer English for speakers of other language courses (ESOL).

Resettlement in Lancashire

Information on the Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programme. Redirect to Lancashire County Councils website.

Homes for Ukraine scheme

The Homes for Ukraine Scheme, has been set up by government so that members of the public can offer rooms in their houses to refugees fleeing the fighting in their country.

Afghan Evacuees and Refugees Support

The Gateway resettlement team offer a drop-in service every Wednesday to help refugees adjust to life in the UK.
Refugee Employability Programme

Refugee Employability Programme

The Refugee Employability Programme (REP), provide individual support and a learning plan so you can improve your English and career skills.
See more Go to Refugee Employability Programme
Preston City of Sanctuary

Preston City of Sanctuary

Preston City of Sanctuary are part of a national movement dedicated to build a culture of welcome for people seeking sanctuary in the UK.
See more Go to Preston City of Sanctuary