This page will also be a source of the latest information for everyone involved in supporting newly arrived families. If you don't find the answer here then please do get in touch
We need your skills, time and financial support to do this. We are raising funds so that we can provide new school uniforms for the children and young people attending our local schools as well as paying for them to join after-school clubs and participate in trips and visits to attractions.
To make a donation, please click on the picture on the right or click here DONATE HERE
Epsom & Ewell Refugee Network has put together a guide for new hosts in the Epsom & Ewell area which we hope may be helpful. Please note that we run a help desk every Monday morning in the Ukrainian hub in the Ashley Centre
We are looking for:
Several Ukrainian families are now ready to move on from being hosted and start renting their own place. Jo Sherring talks about some of the challenges for refugees finding rental accommodation.
3 Month Free Membership
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.
The Information Evening was recorded and you can access the video here.
Please find attached notes taken at the Information Evening here.
A document that sponsors will need to have ready to host a Ukrainian family
RESET form for Ukrainian families wanting to find a sponsor (host family) in the UK
This is a government guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK
This is the government guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK translated into Ukrainian
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.
Moments of Refuge for Ukraine offers an evidence-based online mindfulness programme to help Ukrainians cope with, and recover from, the trauma and stress of the war.
Дослідники хаiфського університету щойно запустили проект «Моменти прихистку для України» який пропонує безкоштовну онлайн програму щоб покращити ментальне здоров'я українців які зараз живуть з травмою та стресом війни. Деталі проекту і як брати участь дивіться тут.
Register here to offer to host a family or want to put a family forward
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Please come along for a very special evening of Ukrainian Music with Ukrainian musicians. The evening will be hosted and presented in Ukrainian and entry is FREE.
Please assist any Ukrainian refugees and other Ukrainian residents to attend. You may bring food for sharing during the social intervals.
If you are planning to come, please let the organiser, Lionel Blackman, know via this form Click HERE
Every other Saturday, we host a social morning for Ukrainian families in this area - and their hosts - once a fortnight at the Epsom Methodist Church from 10am-1pm. There will be space for families, including children's activities and refreshments. All Ukrainian families are welcome and their hosts are also welcome to meet up to make connections with other hosts in the area. Please join us.
Epsom & Ewell Refugee Network operates under Good Company (Surrey) - charity number 1197493