Dealing with Challenges

Dealing with challenges: Employment and Volunteering during Covid Restrictions

Find tips to consider when supporting a newly arrived family to gain work experience and employment opportunities
When you made plans to welcome a refugee family to the UK, you’ll have thought through how you could assist adults to access volunteer and employment

Covid and Driving Tests/Licenses

Understand the impact of Covid on booking driving tests
If a family member you are supporting arrives in the UK with an international driving licence or permit from another country, they are able to drive o

Changes to BRPs

The Biometric Residency Permit is the ID card that will be issued to each family member once they have arrived in the UK.
What is the BRP?  A BRP is a permit, the size of a bank card, which can be used as proof of identity, and to confirm the right to work or stud

Covid-19 Guidance

What to check/do as a Community Sponsorship Group relating to the Covid-19 pandemic
The situation with the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world is constantly changing, and we urge you to keep up to date with developments

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

Preparing for Uncomfortable Conversations

A guide to prepare your Group for important but awkward conversations
When the resettled family you support arrives there are some key conversations you’ll need to have, and some topics will arise that may feel a bit awk

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

Managing Financial Disappointment

A guide for your Group to help refugees manage expectations about their new financial circumstances.
Most refugees will expect to live on a comfortable salary after they are resettled, especially to a relatively wealthy country like the UK. Many Group

Addressing housing complaints

A guide to help your Group manage refugees' expectations and communicate your role regarding accommodation
As a Community Sponsorship Group, you will have gone to great lengths to source suitable housing for a refugee family. You will have invited your Loca

Immigration Information

The refugees you support are likely to require immigration advice. We provide a general introduction to this in order for you to help refugees access local services.
The most important thing we can tell you is this: if you or the refugee family you are supporting is in need of immigration advice, you should consult