Southend Community Sponsorship is a group of local volunteers working together to welcome a Syrian refugee family fleeing conflict, to the UK. We hope to help them settle into our community, through the government’s Community Sponsorship scheme which has already transformed the lives of 400 refugees who have been resettled across the UK since 2016 (see here for more information: https://resetuk.org/community-sponsorship).
The government has committed to resettling 5000 refugees by 2021, but any families resettled through Community Sponsorship are in addition to this. Therefore, we will be very much a part of changing the number of people brought to safety.
We are one of 250 Sponsorship groups across the country at various stages of planning and providing support to refugees. With the help of Citizens UK and RESET, national charities supporting Community Sponsorship groups, we are creating a resettlement plan to help the family rebuild their lives in Southend. From the moment they arrive, we will be providing housing, help with accessing education, language lessons, employment support and much more.
Thanks to people’s generosity, we have already raised over £4000 of the £10,000 needed to help this family begin to rebuild their lives in Southend. Your donations will be used to furnish their new home, provide English language lessons, arrange mental health support, book interpreters and meet any other needs they may have. We are grateful for anything you can give. Even a small donation can help make a difference.
To find out more about what you can do to help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page.
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