Reading City of Sanctuary is proud to extend the welcome of our town to people who come here seeking safety.
We are building a network of businesses, organisations and individuals who by working together will help to build a culture of hospitality and welcome throughout Reading.
We want those fleeing violence and persecution in their own countries to feel safe and secure here. We are committed to taking practical steps to welcome and integrate all people into our communities, our activities and our culture.
A message of solidarity
Reading City of Sanctuary is deeply saddened by the events at the weekend when 3 people lost their lives in a stabbing attack. Our hearts go out to the families and all who knew them. We also send solidarity to those who were injured and traumatised by the horrific scene. It is important to remember that people seeking sanctuary come to this country having fled the very violence we have seen unfold over the weekend, the incident has sent a shockwave among the families who have made Reading their home. Now is the time for us all to come together and support each other in our grief, build a strong community and stand in solidarity with the victims of this tragic incident