“It’s important for me to tell them that people will accept them and they will have freedom here.”

Khadeja and her family were the first family to be welcomed to North Devon by the Pickwell Foundation, almost five years ago. Khadeja now works for the Pickwell Foundation, helping to support other refugee families arriving in the UK through Community Sponsorship. Here she tells us why this job is so important to her.

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Yuliia Matalinets came to the UK under the Homes for Ukraine scheme and is staying with hosts in Bristol. Here she outlines what a traditional Ukrainian Christmas looks like, and we think it sounds magical!
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Renting your property to a refugee family through Community Sponsorship is one of the most significant ways in which you can contribute to resettlement. Here Jo tells us why she would encourage other landlords to do the same and answers some your key questions.
Ellie is a member of two Community Sponsorship Groups in Cornwall and has more than 20 years’ experience in education. Here she shares her top tips on helping children adapt to education in the UK.
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