Meet the volunteers welcoming refugees in South London

Community Sponsorship is a government scheme that provides charities, faith or local groups with a safe and legal way to directly welcome refugees into the UK.

Since 2016, the government allows people to organise as a group to sponsor a refugee family.

This approach has been very successful so far in helping refugees integrate in their new home.

Melanie Ward is a volunteer at Peckham Sponsors Refugees, and they are currently working to welcome a family.

Alaa Khattab, a volunteer at Bermondsey Welcomes Refugees, has already welcomed a refugee family which arrived earlier this year.

If you are interested in finding out more about their experiences volunteering with Community Sponsorship, read the full article here.

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