Toolkit launched to help welcome refugees to your area 

Date Published: 04 Sep 2023
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We’ve created a special toolkit, packed full of useful information, to help people across Greater Manchester and Lancashire to welcome and resettle refugees in their area. 

Community Sponsorship is a way to welcome and resettle refugees, putting local communities at the heart of a family’s journey to a new life in the UK.  

The community assumes responsibility for a refugee family, from first arrival through to settled independence as part of their local community. 

In November 2016 St Monica’s, Flixton, in the Diocese of Salford, became the first Catholic parish to welcome a Syrian family under the scheme, with many more groups now following their lead. 

Becoming a community sponsor to a refugee family is a big responsibility, but it’s also really rewarding. While it may seem daunting, the process is absolutely do-able. It just takes a little courage, effort, and good-will. 

Our short guide provides an overview of what to expect from the programme. Download it now to find out more > 

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