Blogs

22
May

Refugee Week is taking place from 15th-21st June 2020 and the theme is ‘imagine’. We're working with Sponsor Refugees and CHARIS to ask you to Recruit a Sponsor, Welcome a Stranger. We've got 3 activities prepared to support you to raise awareness of Community Sponsorship so that more people become sponsors and go on to welcome refugees. This blog post explains how to get involved in our children's activity, 'How do you welcome a new neighbour?' Find out about the other... continue reading (3 min)

21
May

Abdullah arrived in the UK as a Syrian refugee in 2017 with only a few words of English. 10 months later, he had passed his theory and practical driving tests, giving him vital independence and freedom and allowing him to continue his job as a key worker during the coronavirus pandemic. Gordon East, founder of CHARIS, set up the Community Sponsorship Group which sponsored Abdullah and his family. In this blog, we’ve transcribed a chat between Gordon and Abdullah as they share tips for... continue reading (6 min)

18
May

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-May 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)

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)

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