Did you know that Merton is the first borough in London, and only the third in the UK, to resettle a Syrian refugee family through the Community Sponsorship scheme? This is a community led initiative to support Syrian refugees to resettle in the UK with the support of the government and local authority.
Raynes Park Community Church (The Salvation Army) has sponsored a family to resettle and drawn on fantastic support from the local community, as well as the Council and Home Office.
Please join us for an information event on 14 June to hear our experience of the scheme and how your organisation can sponsor a family.
As well as a presentation about the scheme, there will be Syrian refreshments available and the chance to discuss the scheme informally with those who have been involved and to find out what support is available to organisations interested in sponsoring a family.
Community Sponsorship Agenda – Click to download