Housing

Moving house

Guidance on how to support families that are considering moving to a different area in the UK
After arrival, some families might express an interest in moving elsewhere in the UK. There could be many reasons for this; they may have relatives or

Finding accommodation

Ideas and tips to help in your search for accommodation
We know that a significant part of your work in the application process to become a Community Sponsorship Group will focus on housing. As part of

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

Providing a Tenancy Agreement

Recognise importance of having a Shorthold Tenancy Agreement and how to support families in their responsibilities
Tenancy Agreements When you are searching for suitable accommodation for the family you will welcome through Community Sponsorship, you should thin

Supporting refugees affected by the benefit cap

What is the benefit cap and how to manage it
The benefit cap is a limit on the total amount of welfare benefits each family or individual receives. The benefit cap affects Universal Credit as wel

Carrying out Police Board Consultation

Guidance on working with your local police force
In order to protect the refugee family you will be welcoming from harm, and to ensure their new neighbourhood is safe to live in, the Home Office ask

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  At the time of writing, this article reflected current Covid guidance. It is important th

Food, furniture and household items

Recommendations for how to furnish a property for a refugee family
Community Sponsorship Groups will need to provide equipment, groceries and other basic items in the property ahead of a refugee family's arrival. Like