Planning for arrival

Covid-19 and Arrival Planning

Welcoming a family who will be self-isolating on arrival is going to represent challenges, and all Community Sponsorship Groups should be prepared for last minute changes to your plans as guidance changes.
Welcoming a family who will be self-isolating on arrival is going to represent challenges, and all Community Sponsorship Groups should be prepared for

Receiving the Personal Data of Refugees

Once approved as a sponsor, you will be given the personal data of refugees you will potentially support. It's essential this information is managed properly
As a Community Sponsor you will receive personal data relating to the refugees that are allocated to your sponsor group. This will enable your group t

Preparing a fact sheet for the family you will support

Once a family has been allocated to you, you'll be asked to prepare a fact sheet about your Group and the area which will be shared with them
Once you’ve been allocated a family, and you and your Local Authority have accepted them, you will need to prepare a fact sheet that will be shared wi

Arrival Planning Guidance

Resources to assist you with pre-arrival, arrival and post-arrival planning
The day you've been planning for is getting very close! Use our resources to understand some of the information you will be receiving in advance of an

Welcome Pack

A suggested list of what to include in your Welcome Pack for refugees
As part of your application form, you will be asked to prepare a Welcome Pack for the family. Below is a list of suggested documents you could include

Communicating with a family following arrival

Think about how you will communicate with a family after arrival
Community Sponsorship is all about communication, whether between you as a group or you and the family you support.  Ensure a strong structure is

Record Keeping

Suggestions on how to effectively keep records about the support your Group members are providing
When you are supporting a refugee family to build a life in the UK, your Group will need to keep records on some of the work that you carry out to sup

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  For families welcomed to the UK in 2021, they must self-isolate for a 10 day period on ar

Food, furniture and household items

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

Common Arabic Words and Phrases

Learn some useful words and phrases in Arabic to break the ice with the family you support
When the family you support first arrives in the UK, it’s unlikely that they will speak English well enough to communicate with your Community Sponsor