Empowering refugees

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

Experts by Experience: Mohammed's 5 Tips for Learning English Quickly

Learn from Mohammed (in English and Arabic), who was resettled to the UK in 2019, about how he became fluent in English in one year
This resource is available to download in Arabic from the bottom right hand side of this page.  Mohammed’s Experience Mohammed attended sch

Supporting Refugees to Access Higher Education

We've partnered with Refugee Support Network to help you support refugees to access higher education.
Many refugees arriving to the UK may have had plans to study at University before their lives were upended and they were resettled.  They may als

Designing a pathway into employment

Learn how to support refugees to design a path towards employment in the UK
Employment provides a fantastic route to integration, helps people to improve their language skills and social networks, and of course provides greate

Sources of funding for training and education

Find out how to access funding for training and education for refugees
For some refugees going back to the profession they held before they arrived in the UK are likely to require some additional training or getting a qua

Experts by Experience: Accessing Volunteering Opportunities

Learn from Abdullah, an Expert by Experience, about how he benefited from volunteering soon after arriving in the UK
For the refugees you support, volunteering can present an opportunity for them to build new relationships  outside of your Community Sponsorship

Covid-19 and Benefits

Understand changes to the Benefits system during the Coronavirus pandemic
The impact of Covid-19 has been, and will continue to bring changes in the Benefits system in the UK, and it will be harder than usual to get through

Introduction to adapting your support

For Groups with families arriving in early 2021, adapting your support has never been more important
When you wrote your resettlement plan, thinking through how you would provide support to a newly resettled family, it’s highly unlikely you imagined a

ESOL Briefing for Community Sponsorship Groups

A detailed document to help your Group create the ESOL strategy that works best for your context
*During the Covid-19 outbreak, ESOL classes may not be going ahead in classrooms.  Speak to local providers for what they are doing* This down

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