Blogs

19
Mar

This is a really difficult time for Community Sponsorship. Many of you have been preparing for months to welcome a refugee family and now your plans are up in the air. Like you, we’re motivated to do what we do everyday because we want to see more refugees able to reach safety in the UK. Knowing that this won’t be possible at the moment is very upsetting. Our thoughts are with the refugees who were scheduled to arrive in the UK and who received news that their resettlement would be delayed.... continue reading (2 min)

19
Mar

Refugee resettlement to the UK has been temporarily halted in repsonse to the Covid-19 pandemic. But Reset's Co-Directors, Dr Kate Brown & Dr Monika Kruesmann, explain why your Community Sponsorship Group still has an important role to play. At the core of Community Sponsorship is the knowledge that social bonds are precious and transformative. The focus of Community Sponsorship has been on how these bonds can transform the experience of moving to new country for a refugees. But just as... continue reading (3 min)

16
Mar

Community Sponsorship is growing in the UK, with new groups joining the movement every day.  Here's how many Groups there are in each region, as of mid-March 2020. If you're in a Community Sponsorship Group and would like to be connected with other Groups in your area, just let us know, and we'll happily introduce you.   As of March 2020, we know of 263 Groups who are either working on their applications, preparing to welcome, or have resettled refugee familes... continue reading (1 min)

2
Mar

We know that you want to welcome a refugee family as quickly as possible and that the length of time it takes to prepare and process your Community Sponsorship application can be frustrating. While the process necessarily takes some time, there are some really simple ways that your Group can avoid delays. 1. Don’t forget the required documents when you submit your application Make sure all of the documents you need to submit are attached to your emailed submission.  At a minimum,... continue reading (3 min)

21
Feb

Hear from our co-Directors, Dr Kate Brown and Dr Monika Kruesmann, about how Reset is changing from April 2020.  As we look forward to our new financial year beginning in April 2020 and the third year of Reset being in operation, we wanted to share how the way we work will be changing: Revised and reduced budget We had some high hopes for the number of applications that would be submitted to the Home Office by Community Sponsorship Groups – supported by our partner organisations... continue reading (4 min)

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