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Community Sponsorship Scheme Settle

The exciting journey of the Refugee ReSETTLEment Group progressed further on the 2nd May with a full day training from Reset UK the lead agency supporting the Home Office Community Sponsorship Scheme.

Community Sponsorship is a practical way for communities to help transform the lives of a vulnerable refugee family who are being resettled to the UK. Sponsor groups take on the responsibility of welcoming them into their new environment and supporting them on their journey as they build a new life.

Following the groups start up in the summer supporters have now grown into a committed group of around 40 members of the local community.

The training covered a range of issues including cultural awareness, safeguarding, approaches to empowerment and boundaries and expectations. Welcoming the family as they arrive in to the UK was also discussed which really enthused the group making the project closer to a family joining their community.

If you would like more information about the Community Sponsorship Scheme please contact Catholic Care on 0113 3885400