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

Experts by Experience: Refugee expectations prior to arriving in the UK

Learn from experts by experience about what their resettlement experiences and what they expected of resettled life in the UK
One question that we’re often asked in Reset’s Community Sponsorship training sessions is, “What do refugees think their life in the UK will be like b

Experts by Experience: Adjusting to the British Education System

Learn from Khadeja, an Expert by Experience, about her advice to help parents understand the British education system
As part of our Experts by Experience project, we interviewed Khadeja, who was resettled to North Devon in 2017 with her husband and three young childr

In Country Cultural Training

Understand the training that refugees coming to the UK receive prior to departure
All refugees arriving through the Community Sponsorship programme will receive preparation training in their country of asylum prior to arriving in 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

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

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 been

Preparing Accommodation

Find out what other groups have found helpful when preparing property for a resettled family
You will need to obtain accommodation that is of a good and adequate standard and available at a sustainable cost for the family. The Home Office will
Welcoming families who will self-isolate on arrival  For families welcomed to the UK in 2021, they must self-isolate for a 10 day period on ar