Stories tagged South West
Abdullah arrived in the UK with only a few words of English. Ten months later, he had passed his theory and practical driving tests giving him vital independence and freedom. Gordon East, founder of CHARIS, set up the Community Sponsorship group which sponsored Abdullah and his family. Here he speaks to him to hear his advice for other refugees.
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.
“They push me so I can stand without help”
In 2017, Syrian refugees Hani, Amneh and their two children were welcomed to a new life in Ottery St Mary, Devon, thanks to Abide, a Community Sponsor group in Devon.
A Warm Devon Welcome
Meet some of the Community Sponsorship groups who with the support of Lead Sponsor, The Pickwell Foundation, are welcoming families to Devon. Hear about impact welcoming refugees is having on them and their communities.
Home is where the bread is
Food can taste like home. It connects us to our heritage and our memories. The Fayyad family were so happy to be welcomed to Falmouth by their Community Sponsors. But there was one thing missing: Arabic-style bread. The family began to bake their own bread, and shared their skills with their sponsors.
In the mediaMore media coverage
August 16th, 2022
Brislington Welcome community group is working tirelessly to rehouse a refugee family in Bristol.
January 28th, 2022
Final preparations are being made in Bridport to welcome a refugee family through Community Sponsorship.
February 3rd, 2019
A Community Group from Ottery St Mary in Devon welcomed Hani and Amneh Arnaout and their three children.