What is the difference between community sponsorship and the existing government resettlement programme for Syrians?


Refugees are selected and screened in the same way, and refugees coming through both routes are included in the government’s pledge of resettling 23,000 refugees by 2020. The difference comes in how people are supported and integrated when they arrive in the UK. Under the government scheme, the services are provided by local authorities and contracted professionals. Through the sponsorship route welcome and support is provided by faith and community groups.

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