Blogs

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)

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)

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