The Community Sponsorship Council
Who is on the Council?
The Council is made up of:
- Three members of Community Sponsorship Groups that are elected at the Annual Community Sponsorship Assembly
- Representatives from the organisations who have acted as Lead Sponsor for two or more Community Sponsorship applications
Members of the Council for the year October 2019-2020
Nick Coke, Salvation Army
Simon Cook, King's Arms Project
Lisa Westlake, CHARIS
Ffion Evans, Migrants Organise
Hannah Feldman, Sponsor Refugees
Azim Kidwai, Mercy Mission
Domenica Pecoraro, Canterbury Welcomes Refugees
Mark Wiggin, Caritas Social Action Network
If you are a member of a Community Sponsorship Group and you would like the opportunity to sit on the Council, you will need to nominate yourself ahead of the next Assembly. To be notified when nominations open, make sure you sign up for Reset's newsletter.
What does the Council do?
The Council meets at least three times a year. At the meetings the Council gives feedback to Reset and the Home Office on the Community Sponsorship scheme and generates ideas for the development of Community Sponsorship.
The Council also plans the Annual Community Sponsorship Assembly. To make sure that you hear about the Community Sponsorship Assembly 2020, sign up for Reset's newsletter.
I have a Community Sponsorship issue that I want to raise. How can I contact the Council?
You should raise issues with the Council that are about overall functioning of the Community Sponsorship scheme. If your concern relates to your application, or the family you are supporting, you should raise this with your Lead Sponsor or Reset.
To contact the Council, you can:
- Contact Reset
- Contact your Lead Sponsor if they sit on the Council (see list of members above)
How can I find out what was discussed at the Council?
Find summaries of the meetings below:
If you want to respond to any of the issues discussed in the minutes, contact Reset.