Blogs

31
Oct

Ayham Alsuleman, our Programme Coordinator, is moving to an exciting role at the Greater London Authority where he’ll be working on building Community Sponsorship across the London region. In this blog, Ayham tells us why he first joined Reset, what he enjoyed about the role here, and what his hopes are for the future of Reset and Community Sponsorship. Why did you take the job as Programme Coordinator at Reset? In my neighbourhood in Syria, I was always involved in community work. My... continue reading (5 min)

31
Oct

Hear from the Chair of the Community Sponsorship Council 2019-2020 about the first meeting, held on 9th October 2019.  My name is Father Gareth Jones and I’m the Chair of the Community Sponsorship Council for the year October 2019-2020. In this blog I’ll explain what the role of the Council is, why I put myself forward to be elected as Chair of this Council, and what we discussed at our first meeting on 9th October 2019. I’ll also explain how you can use the Council to make your voice... continue reading (4 min)

23
Oct

In this blog a member of a Community Sponsorship Group in London acknowledges that she expected gratitude from the refugee family that her Group supports. She examines the roots of these expectations and explains how she came to understand her role better once she confronted and moved away from these expectations.  Looking back now to when we first got involved in Community Sponsorship, it’s clear that we had a lot of misconceptions about what it would mean for a refugee family to be... continue reading (4 min)

17
Oct

Professor Michaela Hynie from York University in Toronto has been studying refugee resettlement in Canada for over a decade. Canadians have privately sponsored more than 300,000 refugees. In this blog Professor Hynie reflects on her observations of the UK’s Community Sponsorship scheme and explains why the UK’s focus on community resettlement over family reunion can represent both a challenge and a strength of the UK model. I’m Professor Michaela Hynie from York University in Toronto and I’... continue reading (4 min)

1
Oct

Community Sponsorship is a young and changing programme so new initiatives and processes can come about quickly. We know that Groups and Local Authorities aren’t always clear on the most up to date procedures, so we’ve recapped below some of the most recent and biggest changes to the Community Sponsorship scheme.  If you’re ever unclear on what you need to do at any stage of your Community Sponsorship journey, please contact the Reset team. ... continue reading (5 min)

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