Blogs

13
Nov

Nearly 2 months into our Community Sponsorship networking series, we wanted to share the key themes that have emerged from networking events in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and Bedford. We’ve been running our Community Sponsorship networking events for a little under 2 months, with more to come, and in this time we’ve been hearing from Community Sponsorship Groups about their experience on the journey. Whilst we know that neighbourhoods and communities across the UK are so... continue reading (4 min)

6
Nov

Alaa Khattab, founder of Bermondsey Welcomes Refugees, reflects upon the tragic news of the deaths of 39 people trying to make their way to the UK. He explains how this underlines the importance of the Community Sponsorship scheme and the new global focus of the scheme. It wasn’t far from where I live in Essex that the bodies of 39 people were found in a lorry. Like so many people in the UK, my mind keeps returning to this horrendous event. Although we don’t yet know the specific stories... continue reading (5 min)

31
Oct

Our Operations & Partnerships Manager, Carly Whyborn, explains why Reset funded the Local Authority award at the Community Sponsorship Awards 2019 and what Reset is doing to help more Local Authorities and Community Sponsorship Groups to build effective relationships. Reset was proud to fund the new Local Authority category at the Community Sponsorship Awards that took place on 8th October 2019 at Canada House. From an incredibly strong field of nominations, five Local Authorities were... continue reading (4 min)

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)

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