On Wednesday the 1st of February, Caritas Westminster alongside Capital Mass, held an information sharing event about the Home Office Community Sponsorship Scheme.
During the evening we heard from Bekele Woyecha of Citizens UK, Major Nick Coke from the Salvation Army and Sean Ryan from Caritas Salford, about their experiences of sponsoring refugee families.
There was also a chance for people to ask questions from an expert panel which in addition to the speakers included:
Samuel Yung – Church Response For Refugees
Jessica Wyatt – Lambeth Palace
Sarah Gough – Private landlord in London informally accommodating and supporting Syrian Refugee Family
Madeline Dewhurst & Barbara Luckhurst -Enfield Refugee Welcome group
We also heard an update from Anna Farina of Syria Relief about their ongoing work on the ground in Syria. To learn more about the work they are doing, and how you can support them click here
You can read a full report of the evening here and see the photos on Flickr
To look at the Home Office resources on Community Sponsorship click here
To see some of the resources shown during the evening click here
Thank you to everyone who came to the event, and a special thank you to all those who contributed content towards the evening: