It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the global scale of the refugee crisis -- but there is something practical you can do to help refugee families settle and flourish in the UK. Through Community Sponsorship, people come together to welcome families into their local areas and support them to find housing, jobs, language lessons, schools and doctors. They offer support and advice, and empower refugees to become self-sufficient. 

Community Sponsorship harnesses the generosity of local people. It breaks down barriers and offers critical support to refugees, who have experienced immense hardship and heartache. Community Sponsorship is a rewarding opportunity for people across the country to make a real difference to the lives of refugees.

Your experiences of Community Sponsorship

I've been really struck on how successful Community Sponsorship has been and how we want to grow it. Some of the most successful schemes that we have seen and indeed some of the individuals that I've met personally have been through the Community Sponsorship scheme and have found it to be the most supportive way to get the help into employment, getting their children into schools, and just help integrating into the community. It's been a brilliant success so far and the Home Office wants to grow it.
RT Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration)