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Community Sponsorship in Settle – Update

Since the family arrived towards the end of August it has been really busy for both them and the volunteers. They have been supported in registering at the GP’s and the opticians, attending the jobcentre, setting up bank accounts and understanding their money, how much they will receive and how bills etc can be paid. It’s all so very different from their old life. They have also been purchasing clothes suitable for the British weather in Settle. What makes Community Sponsorship so special is that throughout, what many would see as dealing with mundane matters, there has been lots of laughter with the adults and a lot of distractions from the family’s toddler who has kept everyone entertained with her playing and of course showing off her new clothes.
The house which the Group provided for the family has been furnished with much love, care and attention and has proved to be a real home. Thanks go to the group of volunteers who actually made this happen and to the landlord who responded to a notice placed at Settle railway station.