Blogs

23
Oct

Dr Kate Brown and Dr Monika Kruesmann have joined the Reset team as co-Directors (a job share), and introduce themselves here.  Kate Brown (to the right) and Monika Kruesmann It's not every day a job comes up where we feel really inspired, both professionally and personally. When we were offered the chance to lead Reset as Co-Directors, however, that's exactly how we felt! Here was a role that perfectly matched both our professional backgrounds and interests, and our own... continue reading (3 min)

15
Oct

Photo taken by Bekele Woyecha, Senior Project Manager at Sponsor RefugeesBy Manar Marzouk, Programme Coordinator at Reset Communities and RefugeesOn my way to Carmarthen, I was reading a book about humanitarian ethics. One sentence stuck in my mind: “We sympathize more with persons contiguous to us, than with persons remote from us”. Having met sponsor groups across the UK, I can argue that this theory isn’t accurate. These individuals from different backgrounds, who were moved by photos in the... continue reading (4 min)

18
Jun

We are delighted to share the news that today, The Home Office formally announced that they have awarded us a grant to promote, increase and support community sponsorship in the UK. Working with our Partners, we’ll be carrying out lots of activities and work in your area to help new individuals, groups and communities to welcome refugees.   Please see below for the full press release: The Home Office has awarded £1million to the new civil society organisation Reset... continue reading (4 min)

26
Apr

By Chris Clements, Director at Social FinanceThere are currently an unprecedented 21 million refugees in the world, and with over 34,000 people being displaced each day, it is no wonder this has been widely called the worst humanitarian crisis of our generation. In the UK, we currently provide protection to around 16,000 people a year. Over the past 18 months, I’ve been researching the issue deeply through my work in Social Finance’s Impact Incubator, trying to understand this complex issue and... continue reading (4 min)

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