I came to work for Reset amidst the war in Ukraine and was primarily focused on the Homes for Ukraine Programme. Having recently begun working within Community Sponsorship I am honoured to be a small part of something which is woven through cities and towns across the United Kingdom and is such an integral part of many communities. It is a privilege to work with such genuine, caring people who give so much to support those in need of refuge.
One of my favourite things to discuss with families who have been welcomed, is to hear how their children are settling into life in the UK. Young children are, on the most part, the most accepting and welcoming members of society, they do not fixate on differences in culture or religion, they simply make friends and share laughter. I love to hear how children have flourished since arriving, how they have taken to the English language, and they play football outside with their neighbours.
To be a small part of these journeys is a privilege and I cannot thank the Community Sponsorship groups enough for everything they have given, and continue to give, to make this happen.