Working with your SMP

Find help and advice in your region to support your Community Sponsorship journey

Each of the nine English Regions and Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has a Strategic Migration Partnership (SMP) which is  equipped to provide the full range of services required with regard to migration issues in their Region.

SMPs in England, Wales and Scotland* coordinate a number of programmes including refugee resettlement under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Schemes (VPRS) and the ESOL arrangements,  operation of the National Transfer Scheme for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and providing key engagements and support for the dispersal of asylum seekers.

Key to Reset's work is the connection through SMPs to the whole resettlement portfolio, they can provide a valuable resource for Community Sponsorship Groups to link in to.

More generally they act as a focal point allowing the sharing of expertise, advice and vital information between the Home Office and local government and a full range of public bodies and NGOs.

Each SMP is structured in a way to best meet the needs of the region or country it is based in.  

Region Contact Name Email Address  Website  
East Midlands Brein Fisher Brein.Fisher@emcouncils.gov.uk https://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/East-Midlands-Strategic-Migration-Partnership
East of England Gosia Strona gosia.strona@eelga.gov.uk  http://smp.eelga.gov.uk/
London Ayham Alsuleman ayham.alsuleman@london.gov.uk https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/communities/migrants-and-refugees/helping-resettlement-refugees
North East Janine Hartley janine_hartley@middlesbrough.gov.uk www.nesmp.org.uk
North West Kay Huby

kay.huby@manchester.gov.uk

http://northwestrsmp.org.uk/
Northern Ireland Linda Girvan linda.girvan@executiveoffice-ni.gsi.gov.uk www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk
Scotland Mirren Kelly mirren@cosla.gov.uk www.migrationscotland.org.uk
South East Roy Millard roymillard@secouncils.gov.uk www.secouncils.gov.uk/about-us/about-sespm
South West Bronwyn Prosser bronwyn.prosser@swcouncils.gov.uk www.swcouncils.gov.uk/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=3141
Wales  Anne Hubbard anne.hubbard@wlga.gov.uk www.wsmp.org.uk
West Midlands Dally Panesar Dalvinder.panesar@birmingham.gov.uk http://www.wmsmp.org.uk
Yorkshire & Humber Dave Brown Admin@migrationyorkshire.org.uk www.migrationyorkshire.org.uk

 

*Contact the Northern Ireland email address above for further details about what schemes are run in Northern Ireland.

If you are partnering with another charity or organisation who are acting as your Lead Sponsor, it’s essential that you check with them whether they would like you to liaise with the SMP in a specific way. 

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Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 14:21
Key things to do
  • Find out who your SMP is 
  • Ask for help, and tell them your plans
  • Use their advice and knowledge of your local area