Ukraine: Further Information

News bulletins, resources and other ways to help.

Suffolk County Council offices lit up in Ukraine colours

Thank you for your interest in supporting Ukrainian guests in Suffolk. Even if you are not able to become a host, you can support our efforts in other ways. You can open the sections below to find out more.

Welcome to the Suffolk Ukraine Bulletin section of our website. These weekly bulletins provide updates on the ongoing work to welcome Ukrainian guests to Suffolk, along with updates from partners within Suffolk’s Ukraine Task Group and information on how you can get involved as we continue to work together as a county to do all we can to help those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. You can read previous editions below, or subscribe to receive future editions directly by emailing refugeesupport@suffolk.gov.uk .

With best wishes on behalf of Suffolk's Ukraine Task Group,

Councillor Bobby Bennett, Cabinet Member for Equality and Communities

 

Community groups

We welcome the enthusiasm of community groups who wish to help the refugees arriving in their local areas. Please bear with us for now and don’t rush into putting lots of provision in place as we are trying to avoid duplication and make sure the provision meets the needs of the Ukrainian people arriving here.

We need to make sure we neither have too much provision in some places or gaps elsewhere; so we can do this best by working together. We also need to see how successful the matching process is and whether all of the generous offers of accommodation are taken up.

Please let us know if your community group wishes to help by sending an email to refugeesupport@suffolk.gov.uk.

Suffolk Refugee Support

Suffolk Refugee Support is Suffolk's local refugee charity, you can find out about their response to the Ukraine situation on their website: Response to the situation in Ukraine – Suffolk Refugee Support

Offering Work

You can offer work to people arriving from Ukraine if you’re an employer. This includes full-time jobs, part-time jobs and voluntary work.

Find out how to offer work to Ukrainian refugees on the GOV.UK website.

To help meet the needs of the Ukraine refugees, you may wish to support national and international charities such as The Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal | British Red Cross 

Further information on how to help can be found on the Disasters emergency committee website DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal | Disasters Emergency Committee.

Our Psychology and Therapeutic Services team have developed a range of resources to help staff and volunteers support refugee families.

Visit their Refugees, War and Conflict resources page