Blogs

29
Jan

In this blog, our Co-Directors, Dr Kate Brown and Dr Monika Kruesmann, set out what we need to see in the government's plans for refugee resettlement.  The pandemic brought resettlement to a halt in March 2020. This had a huge impact on the lives of refugees left in limbo, as well as on the networks of support for refugees across Local Authorities and civil society. Next month, Community Sponsorship Groups will welcome some of the first refugees to arrive in the UK since the pandemic... continue reading (4 min)

27
Jan

Our Training, Support and Advice Coordinator, Meredith Kelly, explains how we're learning from Experts by Experience. One of Reset’s goals as the Community Sponsorship Learning Hub is to continuously improve our support to Community Sponsorship groups. The advice and resources on our training website don’t appear out of thin air. They are rooted in years of learning best practice from you: the people supporting refugee families directly.   But... continue reading (2 min)

15
Jan

2021 here we come! As far as starts to the new year go, it's fair to say that this one was not the best. But the third national lockdown has not stopped Community Sponsorship Groups! More than 10 Groups across the country are getting ready to welcome the first refugees to arrive in the UK since March last year, while new Groups continue to form across the UK. If you want to get involved in your local Community Sponsorship Group, get in touch and we'll connect you.... continue reading (2 min)

5
Jan

Our Co-Director, Kate, reflects on Reset’s experiences exploring new forms of community-led welcome Community Sponsorship can transform the lives of refugees and volunteers. As Rossella Pagliuchi-Lor, UNHCR’s UK representative, says: “Community sponsorship is transformative. It provides refugee families with a support network to help them adapt, learn and become independent more quickly. But it also has a real effect on local volunteers, binding them together in a common cause and... continue reading (5 min)

21
Dec

A lot of Community Sponsorship groups ask us how they can maximise their impact. Here are some suggestions for New Year’s resolutions for groups looking to do just that (whether you’ve welcomed a family yet or not!). 1. Engage your wider community Start talking to more people in your local area about why you’re sponsoring refugees. For example, could your Community Sponsorship group speak at an assembly at your local school? Is there an annual celebration in your village/town/city where... continue reading (2 min)

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