Blogs

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)

19
Mar

Refugee resettlement to the UK has been temporarily halted in repsonse to the Covid-19 pandemic. But Reset's Co-Directors, Dr Kate Brown & Dr Monika Kruesmann, explain why your Community Sponsorship Group still has an important role to play. At the core of Community Sponsorship is the knowledge that social bonds are precious and transformative. The focus of Community Sponsorship has been on how these bonds can transform the experience of moving to new country for a refugees. But just as... continue reading (3 min)

16
Mar

Community Sponsorship is growing in the UK, with new groups joining the movement every day.  Here's how many Groups there are in each region, as of mid-March 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 introduce you.   As of March 2020, we know of 263 Groups who are either working on their applications, preparing to welcome, or have resettled refugee familes... continue reading (1 min)

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