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29
Apr

Hi everyone! My name’s Tomasz and I’ve joined Reset as a Training, Support and Advice Coordinator. Since I can’t meet with any of you face-to-face yet, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself virtually. About me I always say that I chose my home because I chose to move to the UK from Poland when I was 20 to study. Looking back on it, I didn’t put much thought into my decision to move here. I was young and didn’t realise it would be such a major life decision… But I think... continue reading (4 min)

15
Apr

Covid-19 has caused flights to be suspended, meaning that no refugees can currently be resettled through Community Sponsorship. Nevertheless, Community Sponsorship Groups are moving forwards with their applications, ready to welcome refugees as soon as flights resume. Here's a map showing the location of Groups as of mid-April 2020.  If you're in a Community Sponsorship Group and would like to be connected with other Groups in your area, just let us know, and we'll happily ... continue reading (1 min)

14
Apr

Meredith here- Reset’s Training, Support and Advice Coordinator. I’m excited to announce that we’re making some changes to our training so that we can provide Community Sponsorship Groups with the support they need, when they need it! To have an application approved by the Home Office, every Group is required to attend Reset training. For over a year, we’ve been training Groups in a full-day, in-person session which usually takes place after you’ve submitted your application to the Home... continue reading (4 min)

14
Apr

This piece from Azim Kidwai, CEO of Mercy Mission, was first published here by the Muslim Vibe.  A couple of years ago, on a cold, rainy evening in London, people gathered in a room hoping to find out how they could make a difference to the refugee crisis. Listening to Dr Russ Rook, Founder and Chair of Reset, talk about Community Sponsorship, I realised there was a unique opportunity for ordinary people like me to change the lives of refugees, and strengthen our local... continue reading (3 min)

19
Mar

This is a really difficult time for Community Sponsorship. Many of you have been preparing for months to welcome a refugee family and now your plans are up in the air. Like you, we’re motivated to do what we do everyday because we want to see more refugees able to reach safety in the UK. Knowing that this won’t be possible at the moment is very upsetting. Our thoughts are with the refugees who were scheduled to arrive in the UK and who received news that their resettlement would be delayed.... continue reading (2 min)

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