Bristol Community Sponsorship Event
by Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees, Reset, CHARIS, CSAN, the Salvation Army, and Sponsor Refugees.
Come join us on 4th June in Bristol to learn more about Community Sponsorship Scheme for refugees in the UK.
Sponsorship is a unique opportunity for communities to welcome refugee families to the UK, help them rebuild their lives, and support the UK’s response to the refugee crisis.
What is Community Sponsorship?
Community sponsorship is a practical way for communities to help transform the lives of a vulnerable refugee family who is being resettled to the UK. Sponsor groups take on the responsibility of welcoming them into their new environment and supporting them on their journey as they build a new life.
What do sponsors in the UK do?
Sponsor groups are matched with a refugee family from the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Programme and support them from their moment of arrival in UK. This includes: meeting the family at the airport, providing a warm welcome and orientation, arranging housing, supporting access to medical and social services, organising English language tuition, and support towards employment and self-sufficiency.
What are the benefits of sponsorship?
Refugee sponsorship has been operating in Canada for close to 40 years, and has resettled almost 300,000 refugees. Sponsors make a huge difference to the lives of resettled refugees. Having a personal support network helps refugees settle more quickly. They have friends to practise English with, and informal networks to find employment. It is also mutually rewarding: the local community benefits from the experience as new connections and relationships are forged
Come find out more!
5:30pm – 7:30pm: Information session with Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
7:30pm : Networking with catering