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 drop-in sessions on Zoom that will take place on the first and third Wednesday of each month. 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:

**Please note: There will be no drop-in sessions or lunch and learns in the month of August**

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
AUGUST BREAK  No Drop-in Sessions or Lunch and Learns in August    
Wednesday, 02 September at 5:30pm Learning about the Community Sponsorship Council Reset Register here
Wednesday, 16 September at 5:30pm Supporting families to access and understand the UK's healthcare system 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.