Blogs

14
Sep

Carly Whyborn, Head of Operations at Reset Without a doubt, the best part of our work at Reset is connecting with Groups and the families they support. We talk to Groups at all stages of the Community Sponsorship process, from exploring who their Lead Sponsor will be, right through to helping newly arrived families navigate the benefits system. The advice and support we provide is based on the best practice, challenges and creative solutions to problems Groups have shared with us, as well as... continue reading (3 min)

1
Sep

There are lots of benefits to getting a dog: unconditional adoration, motivation to exercise, even lower blood pressure according to some. I’m a sociable person so one of the things I love about having a dog is chatting to other dog owners when I’m out and about. Somehow it’s deemed more socially acceptable to strike up a conversation with a stranger when you both have a dog. Some of those conversations will be pleasant but forgettable. Some of them could change a life. I had one of those... continue reading (4 min)

18
Aug

The Community Sponsorship movement doesn’t take holidays! In August we’ve seen new Community Sponsorship Groups forming and others submitting their applications and getting approved by the Home Office. This month there's been much focus in the media on the number of people crossing the channel, seeking safety in the UK. This clearly demonstrates the urgent need for resettlement programmes like Community Sponsorship which offer refugees safe and legal routes to the UK... continue reading (2 min)

3
Aug

We’re looking to understand more about the impact of Community Sponsorship on the sponsors themselves. What do you learn by becoming a sponsor? What do you gain? We hear lots of sponsors talk about how doing Community Sponsorship has changed them, but we don’t often get the specifics. We’ve designed this survey for sponsors to take when they reach the end of the Sponsor Agreement (one year after welcoming a refugee family) to get a better insight. We hope that this will be a tool for... continue reading (3 min)

3
Aug

Sam, a refugee from Syria, arrived in the UK in 2017 through the Community Sponsorship scheme. In this blog he shares his Community Sponsorship story.  There’s a Sunday morning I’ll never forget. I was volunteering near Oxford Street with Greenlight to offer support to people sleeping rough – food, hot drinks, basic medical care and signposting to the nearest services. My friend and I came across a guy in his early twenties, around the same age as us. I offered him food and... continue reading (5 min)

Pages