Why our work matters

We are in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. More than 70 million people are currently displaced. 

It's vital that we play our part. The UK Government has committed to resettling 5000 refugees in the year 2020-2021. This is brilliant, but we know that we can do more. 

Community Sponsorship enables ordinary people to resettle refugees into their local areas. It will be a way for you to directly increase the number of refugees able to access a safe and legal route to the UK. It's an incredible opportunity to ensure that as many refugees as possible get a chance to rebuild their lives free from war and persecution.

What makes Community Sponsorship special is that it puts local people at the heart of refugee resettlement. We know that communities have so much to offer refugees: local knowledge, friendship, and a sense of belonging. And we know that communities have so much to gain by welcoming refugees: working together for a common goal forces us to look beyond our differences to focus on what really matters. 

But don't take our word for this. Hear from the people who've seen the difference that Community Sponsorship can make. 

The work that we do at Reset to train and support Community Sponsorship Groups is vital to the success of this programme. Deciding to welcome refugees is a big commitment and it needs to be done well. This can be daunting, but with the Reset team at the end of the phone, you're never on your own. All of our services are designed to ensure that you can feel confident as you welcome a refugee family and support them to rebuild their lives.