Community Sponsorship

Community Sponsorship

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Patron: Alexandra Sitwell – Renishaw Hall

Eckington is a supportive community that really cares. Whenever you’re in need, someone is always there to offer a helping hand. We are extending this welcome to a Somalian family to enable them to build a new life in our friendly village and create a happy, healthy home here. You can support our cause by clicking on the Donate button below and/or attending our fund raising events.

We are using the Community Sponsorship model to organise a safe pathway for this family who is fleeing conflict, providing a safe space for them to call home and welcoming them into our community.

What is Community Sponsorship?

Community Sponsorship is a refugee resettlement programme with local people at its heart. Resettlement is the term used to describe what happens when a refugee is moved from a host country in which they’ve sought asylum to a country that has the capacity to support them in the long term. Resettlement is a safe route for vulnerable refugees to reach the UK.

Community Sponsorship is a shared endeavour. Individuals who may or may not already know each other form a group and work together to prepare for and welcome a refugee family to their local area. When communities lead the welcome, refugees benefit from a local support network right from day one.

The group will support the family through their first year in the UK to live independent lives, learn English, access schools, benefits, healthcare and employment and participate fully in the community. These groups receive training and support from Reset through every stage of their journey and are also supported by their Lead Sponsor, who takes legal responsibility for the project.

(You can find out more about community sponsorship by visiting the Reset website)