Cultural awareness

Introduction to cultural awareness

Advice on how to learn about the culture of the family you support
Understanding the culture of the refugees your Community Sponsorship Group are supporting is very important in the process of building rapport with th

Working with Schools

Learn how your Community Sponsorship Group can prepare the school to support the family
Your role with schools If the family you support have school-aged children, you will need to help them register their children in local schools wit

Dealing with challenging situations

Guidance on some of the common challenges that can arise when working with resettled refugees, and how to approach them
We've provided advice based on the common challenges that sponsor groups have faced and examples of how they have overcome them, see the doc

Empowering Refugee Children

Learn how adapting an empowerment approach to working with resettled children is essential in helping them to adjust to their new environment
When Community Sponsorship Groups begin supporting resettled families, if there are children in the family, they appear to be highly adaptable; t

The Refugee Resettlement Process

Find out more about the process refugees go through before arriving in the UK
When the family you support arrive in the UK, they will be beginning a new chapter in their lives. But to get to this point, the family will have

Considering the Impact of Trauma

Find two detailed resources on the impact of trauma in the Community Sponsorship context
Reset has asked Shellee Burroughs, Clinical Operations Manager at Action for Child Trauma (ACT) International to put together these resources in order

Preparing Accommodation

Find out what other groups have found helpful when preparing accommodation for refugees
*During Covid-19 measures, Groups are strongly advised to not sign any tenancy agreements or make a financial commitment for housing for Community Spo

Common Arabic Words and Phrases

Learn some useful words and phrases in Arabic to break the ice with the family you support
When the family you support first arrives in the UK, it’s unlikely that they will speak English well enough to communicate with your Community Sponsor