Virtual drop-in sessions

In recognition of the necessity of social distancing during the Coronavirus outbreak, we have temporarily halted all of our face-to-face services. But this doesn't mean that you're on your own. Community Sponsorship is special because it brings people together. We'll continue to bring you together virtually to share ideas and best practice as you progress through your Community Sponsorship journey - albeit in the strangest of circumstances! 

We're hosting a series of weekly drop-in sessions on Zoom. Some weeks will have a particular theme and others will cater for all but our aim is always to help Groups connect with one another to keep up their momentum and learn from each other.

If you have an idea for a theme, let us know! Email with your ideas.

Drop-in session schedule:

The schedule will be updated weekly and includes links to access each of Reset's sessions and will also include links to sessions led by other organisations working to support Community Sponsorship Groups. 

Date and time Theme Hosted by Joining instructions
Wednesday, 27 May at 5:30pm Using social media to promote Community Sponsorship and your Group Reset Register here
Friday, 29 May at 1:00pm Exit Planning Sponsor Refugees Join here
Wednesday, 03 June at 5:30pm Theme TBC Reset Register here
Friday, 05 June at 1:00pm Theme TBC Sponsor Refugees Join here
Wednesday, 10 June at 5:30pm Q&A with the Home Office Community Sponsorship Team Reset Register here

Themes that we've discussed in the past include:

  • Keeping the momentum of your Community Sponsorship Group in Covid-19
  • Hearing from Groups who have welcomed families
  • Learning about benefits
  • Discussing boundaries
  • Cultural integration
  • The UNHCR resettlement process
  • Employment
  • Empowering refugees to pass the driving test
  • Supporting resettled families in lockdown
  • ESOL and Interpreters 

How to join a Community Sponsorship drop-in session

  • To join a Reset drop-in session, you will need to download  Zoom and register ahead of the session to receive the joining link and password. You can register for each of Reset's sessions using the links in the schedule above. Where indicated "join here" on the schedule, you won't need to register ahead of time but you may need to download Zoom on your computer.

  • It's useful if you can familiarise yourself with using Zoom before you join the call. You can find information on how to use Zoom on their website.