Blogs

2
Mar

We know that you want to welcome a refugee family as quickly as possible and that the length of time it takes to prepare and process your Community Sponsorship application can be frustrating. While the process necessarily takes some time, there are some really simple ways that your Group can avoid delays. 1. Don’t forget the required documents when you submit your application Make sure all of the documents you need to submit are attached to your emailed submission.  At a minimum,... continue reading (3 min)

21
Feb

Hear from our co-Directors, Dr Kate Brown and Dr Monika Kruesmann, about how Reset is changing from April 2020.  As we look forward to our new financial year beginning in April 2020 and the third year of Reset being in operation, we wanted to share how the way we work will be changing: Revised and reduced budget We had some high hopes for the number of applications that would be submitted to the Home Office by Community Sponsorship Groups – supported by our partner organisations... continue reading (4 min)

18
Feb

Community Sponsorship is growing in the UK, with new groups joining the movement every day.  It's not always possible to share the exact location of Groups and what stage of Community Sponsorship they are at - some Groups do not wish to have a public profile and once a Group have welcomed a family, the privacy and dignity of the family they support has to be at the heart of what the Group is doing.  If you are in a Community Sponsorship Group and would like to be connected with other... continue reading (2 min)

30
Jan

From Jo, landlord & Community Sponsorship volunteer When my property in London became available, I knew that I wanted to find a way to let it to a refugee family. And I can say now that this was the best decision I could have made. It’s been such a simple way to make a transformational difference to the life of a refugee family. Letting your property to refugees really is a win-win – you get your regular rental payments and a refugee family gets a home. On top of this, the community... continue reading (5 min)

30
Jan

Community Sponsorship Groups are required to source accommodation that a refugee family can live in for 2 years. In many parts of the country, finding accommodation that the refugee family will be able to afford when receiving Universal Credit is a real challenge. At Reset, we’ve been looking at how Groups source accommodation and what lessons other Groups can learn from them. Community Sponsorship enables you to welcome refugees into your community. At Reset, we want to see... continue reading (7 min)

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