This is where you will find news and comment from Reset, including organisation updates, alerts about funding and job opportunities and our responses to government announcements.
23 September 2021
Community Sponsorship groups to welcome Afghan refugees through the Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme
On 13th September the Minister for Afghan Resettlement Victoria Atkins confirmed that Community Sponsorship groups will be welcoming Afghan refugees through the Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme (ACRS).
2 September 2021
We are pleased to announce a new pilot programme for community volunteers to welcome newcomers to their neighbourhood and details of how you can get involved.
13 August 2021
We've published the results of our Communities for Refugees campaign, along with our learnings and our next steps.
30 July 2021
In June 2021 Reset and the Refugee Council held an online event to hear views from refugee-led community organisations about Community Sponsorship. We have presented a joint briefing to the Immigration Minister Chris Philp making 5 recommendations to enable participation in Community Sponsorship by refugee-led community organisations.
4 May 2021
On 24th March 2021, the UK Government published its New Plan for Immigration, outlining its proposals for reforming the asylum system in the UK. The consultation period for these proposals closes on the 6th May 2021.
10 March 2021
At Reset, we support Community Sponsorship groups to welcome refugee families by providing training sessions, advice workshops, post-arrival support visits, and more. Although we’re the ones delivering the training and providing the advice, we’re actually learning from Community Sponsorship Groups in all of these situations.
29 January 2021
The pandemic brought resettlement to a halt in March 2020. This had a huge impact on the lives of refugees left in limbo, as well as on the networks of support for refugees across Local Authorities and civil society.
27 January 2021
One of Reset’s goals as the Community Sponsorship Learning Hub is to continuously improve our support to Community Sponsorship groups. The advice and resources on our training website don’t appear out of thin air. They are rooted in years of learning best practice from you: the people supporting refugee families directly.
5 January 2021
Exploring new forms of community-led welcome: What else can the power of Community Sponsorship enable?
Community Sponsorship can transform the lives of refugees and volunteers.
7 December 2020
On Sunday, US philanthropist Ed Shapiro pledged £1 million to launch a special fund aimed at encouraging growth in the UK’s Community Sponsorship Scheme. The fund will reduce the financial exposure of Lead Sponsors by providing a backstop that they can access as a last resort if a local Community Sponsorship Group is unable to fulfil its resettlement plan for the refugee family they have welcomed.
2 November 2020
We have launched Communities for Refugees: a campaign to demonstrate support for resettlement and get volunteers ready to welcome refugees when resettlement resumes. We’re hugely excited about the campaign and the networks and partners we’re working with to spread the word.
3 August 2020
We’re looking to understand more about the impact of Community Sponsorship on the sponsors themselves. What do you learn by becoming a sponsor? What do you gain?