It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the global scale of the refugee crisis - but there is something practical communities can do to help refugee families settle and flourish in the UK. Through community sponsorship, groups come together to welcome families into their local area and support them to find housing, jobs, language lessons, schools and doctors. They offer friendship and advice, and empower the refugees to become self-sufficient.
Being a community sponsor 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.