Blogs

15
Jun

Ripon City of Sanctuary decided in March 2021 to set up a Community Sponsorship group so that they could welcome a refugee family to their city. Ruth Foulds, who is leading the group, explains why they decided to sponsor a refugee family and how they got the group off the ground. Hi Ruth! Thanks so much for taking the time to speak to me, and for agreeing to share your Community Sponsorship journey. Can you tell me a bit about your group? We’re a City of Sanctuary group based in... continue reading (4 min)

4
Jun

Through our work on Community Sponsorship, we've seen first hand the desire amongst friends, neighbours, colleagues and communities in the UK to welcome those who are forced to flee their homes to find safety.  We're now taking the first step to launch Neighbours for Newcomers, our pilot project with Talent Beyond Boundaries, in which 25 individuals will be welcomed to the UK through displaced talent employment pathways.  To do this, we're looking... continue reading (1 min)

4
May

On 24th March 2021, the UK Government published its New Plan for Immigration, outlining its proposals for reforming the asylum system in the UK. The consultation period for these proposals closes on the 6th May 2021. Our primary purpose as a charity is to grow the size and impact of the Community Sponsorship programme; we want to see as many communities as possible welcoming as many refugees as possible. Our work is founded on the belief that all of us benefit from welcoming newcomers, and... continue reading (23 min)

12
Apr

During 2020/21 we  commissioned Kings College London, with the generous help and participation of Lead Sponsors, Community Sponsorship Groups and resettled families from across the UK Community Sponsorship network to produce a piece of research. The report examined ways relationships develop between Community Sponsorship Groups and resettled families, with a view ultimately to enhancing the Sponsorship experience for everyone, and to support integration of families in particular.  We’... continue reading (1 min)

1
Apr

Reset is recruiting 2 new trustees. In this blog, Reset’s Chair of trustees, Chris Clements, explains what Reset is looking for in a trustee and why now is an exciting time to join the Board. Reset may be a small charity but it has a big vision: to scale the Community Sponsorship programme and develop other models of community-led welcome for newcomers to the UK. I find this mission fascinating, working from the ‘bottom up’ to support a genuine grassroots movement whilst also shaping the ‘... continue reading (5 min)

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