The Sanctuary is a Refugee Welcome group in Newport. Founded in 2008, it helps people fleeing from war and persecution in their home land, to rebuild their lives in Newport. The project runs a number of weekly activities, which include dropins, support and advocacy sessions, English classes, and other social events. The project is a small, local community led project, which puts people at the heart of its activities by focussing on a relational approach to social inclusion and community cohesion. The Sanctuary is an independent local charity run by local people.