EERN's Help Desk and Jobs Desk services include Ukrainian speaking staff and volunteers, who are available to offer information, advice and guidance. Many of our English language teachers also speak Ukrainian.
Our Hub in Epsom welcomes refugees of all backgrounds, and has particularly become a social and community centre for Ukrainians in the area. EERN regularly facilitates local events, including Ukrainian music concerts and food festivals, to celebrate and showcase Ukrainian culture.
We have supported over 50 Epsom & Ewell families in partnership with the Epsom & Ewell Borough Council. This support includes:
Please see below some resources for hosts and guests. We are always open to speaking with current or prospective hosts and guests. To find out how we can support so please contact us if you'd like to speak with one of our team.
Advice from the UK Government for Ukrainians arriving in the UK, written in English.
Advice from the UK Government for Ukrainians arriving in the UK, translated into Ukrainian.
Advice from the UK Government on living with your host, what to expect from them, and what to do if things don't work.
Yesterday the Home Office ran a Q&A session online to answer questions about the visa application process for Ukrainian refugees, which you can access here.
Rainbow Leisure Centre is offering a free 3 month membership scheme open to all Ukrainian refugees and other refugees who have sought asylum in the UK.
Moments of Refuge for Ukraine offers an online mindfulness programme to help Ukrainians cope with, and recover from, the trauma and stress of the war.
This is a guide for those who are new to being hosts. It outlines what to expect, and some tips regarding hosting based on feedback we have received from hosts and guests.
If you want to offer a home to people fleeing Ukraine as a sponsor as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme, use this service to record your interest in becoming a sponsor.
Guides for sponsors on the Homes for Ukraine scheme, including eligibility criteria, how to apply as a sponsor, and advice about how to make your guests welcome in the UK.
Several Ukrainian families are now ready to start renting their own homes. Jo Sherring talks about some of the challenges in finding accommodation.
EERN hosted an information evening on Homes for Ukraine in March 2022. You can access the video recording here and download the meeting notes below.
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