Following the introduction of the UK’s Community Sponsorship Scheme (CSS) in 2016, the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) has completed a three year evaluation of the processes, provisions and effects on refugees, volunteers and communities. Researchers completed 250 interviews with refugees, volunteers, thought leaders and wider community members in involved in the CSS. The fascinating outcomes of the evaluation are captured below.
Global Community Sponsorship Summary report
Community sponsorship Photo Exhibition 2020
In early 2020, the Institute for Research into Superdiversity ran a photo competition for all volunteers and refugees involved in Community Sponsorship in the UK. A number of entries were received, with a winner announced for each group. This online exhibition is a showcase of all of the photos that were entered into the competition.
Blog by researchers Gabriella D'Avino, Natasha Nicholls and Dr Marisol Reyes on the role played by faith groups on resettling refugees in the UK through Community Sponsorship.
Blog by Global Challenges Researcher, Rafiyah Khan, on understanding the needs of refugee and forced migrant families and children.
The three year study found that the future of CSS in the UK depended on CSS groups having a positive experience and feeling that their contribution was worthwhile and successful.
Blog by Community Sponsorship Evaluation Project Researcher, Sara Hassan, around research experiences using the Arabic language.
My journey in Community Sponsorship - a blog written by Gabriella D'Avino, pioneer volunteer and researcher for the Community Sponsorship Scheme Evaluation.