Health & well-being

UKRS: Supporting a family with medical needs

Under the UKRS scheme, Community Sponsorship Groups may welcome families with medical needs, understand what this means
Under the UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS), starting in early 2021, there may be a greater demand for resettlement places for those with medical needs.&n

Supporting individuals to stop smoking

Find advice and guidelines for supporting family members who wish to stop smoking
When you receive a referral of a family from the Home Office, the Resettlement Registration Form you receive may indicate that a member or members of

Healthcare in Scotland

Understand how to support refugees to access healthcare in Scotland
In Scotland the legislation and entitlements around Healthcare are different from the rest of the UK. More information on rights and entitlements to h

Safeguarding Briefing

A guide to your safeguarding responsibilities as a group, and advice on how to implement your safeguarding plan.
Key issues Safeguarding is about protecting others as well as yourself from harm.  As part of your application, the Home Office will expect

Supporting refugees to access healthcare

A guide to help refugees access different healthcare services in the UK
Empowering newly arrived refugees to access healthcare in the UK is an essential part of the initial support you provide as a Community Sponsorsh

Covid-19: Supporting refugees

Use our links and resources to support and welcome refugees into Covid-restrictions in the UK
Community Sponsorship Groups have been welcoming families to the UK during Covid restrictions. For all current arrivals, family members are having to

Understanding Refugee Children's Healthcare Needs

A resource to guide Groups to help parents understand their child's healthcare in the UK - updated May 2021
As part of your sponsor requirements, you will be helping a refugee family to register all family members with the GP, this includes all children in t

Understanding Maternity Care in the UK

Learn how you can empower families to navigate maternity care and birth registration in the UK
Community Sponsorship Groups have supported many families that continue to grow after being resettled to the UK, with babies being born after resettle

Questions 3.4k to 3.4m – GP registration

Find out how to answer questions 3.4k-m of the application form
As you prepare your application for the Home Office, you will not have an understanding of the family’s specific medical needs but you don’t need to b
Although it is not required to address access to dental care on the application, your Group may find it helpful to research different dental providers