Love Ukraine

welcome

Welcome to all Ukrainians to the city of Hereford. We are horrified by the war which is being waged on your country and are glad to do all that we can to help, both for those who remain in Ukraine, and those of you who have journeyed to our country.

We hope that the below information will give you some helpful places to go in our city to get support and to find community.

Please do get in touch with us if there is anything we can do to help you.

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HELP AND ADVICE

If you are new in the United Kingdom and are filling out paperwork so that you can stay with us, please click here to find advice and guidance.

 

If you would like help finding things, then in Herefordshire we have 'Talk Community Hubs', these offer up to date health and wellbeing information and help bring residents together by connecting people to services, groups and activities within their local community or across the county. Now that you are living in this country you are very welcome to visit them for help.

St Peter and St James Church (our church community) organises one of these on Monday mornings from 11am until 2pm and you would be most welcome to join us.

CLOTHES AND EQUIPMENT

We understand that having left in an emergency and travelling with only a few things, you may need help with clothes or equipment. There is a warehouse in Hereford, funded by the Herefordshire Council, where they are collecting things for you and we would like to invite you to come and ask for anything that you need. They have clothes, food, pushchairs, cots, clothes, bikes and many other things. They are supported by over one hundred volunteers and are a wonderful resource. Click on the link below for more information.

SOCIAL CARE SUPPORT

 

In the UK our Social Care System does its best to support people when they are in trouble. If you feel that you or any of your loved ones are unsafe in our country, then please contact someone for help, the telephone numbers are on the website linked below. If you feel very unsafe, then call 999 for our emergency services, ask for the Police and explain your situation.

All of the places and groups named on the map below are trusted places where you can also go to talk about getting help with any difficult situation.

LANGUAGE SUPPORT

 

There are places in our city where you can learn or improve your English speaking.

The Cathedral School runs a Ukrainian Community Hub on Saturday mornings for parents and children to help them improve their English, and they are also able to signpost you to other helpful services and supports within the city.

The Kindle Centre, attached to the ASDA supermarket, runs English speaking classes on Tuesday and Friday mornings, from 10am - 12noon.

FINDING A JOB

 

The main government service to help you find a job in the UK is Hereford JobCentre Plus. There are also lots of other places you can go to get support if you are looking for work once arriving in the UK.

One of these places is The Living Room, who run a Friday morning drop-in, from 10am-12noon, at which they have a job advisor and a translator. They also offer opportunities for people to volunteer in their cafe and food service, which might help you practice your English.

ACTIVITIES

 

We hope that whilst you live in our country you will find yourselves feeling at home and that you enjoy our country and make some new friends, both Ukrainian and British. Here are some social opportunities which you might enjoy.

On Monday evenings at St Peter's Church from 7:30 - 9pm, alongside our hosts meeting, you are welcome to come and join our team and a community of Ukrainians. We are supporting one another and learning about one another's cultures.

The Association for Ukraine in Great Britain are running a group at Hinton Community Centre on Thursday evenings, for more information, join their Facebook Group.

Halo Leisure, who own gyms and swimming pools across the county, are offering three months free membership to any Ukrainians who have recently arrived in the country. Simply take your passport along to their front desk.

National Trust - All Ukrainian guests, living with an active National Trust member can receive a free 6-month admission pass. The pass is renewable, provides entry to National Trust places and covers all accompanying children under the age of 18.  If you would like to receive a pass, please contact the Support Services team on 0344 800 1895.

HELP AND ADVICE

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CLOTHES AND EQUIPMENT

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SOCIAL CARE SUPPORT

 

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Please find below a map of different places that you might find useful after your arrival in the UK, including many of the places that are named above in our 'Places of Support' section.

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contact us

If we can be of any help to you at any time then please do get in touch. You are welcome to drop in to visit us on Monday evenings at St Peter's Church, from 7:30pm until 9:00pm, or contact us via our dedicated email address: refugeesupport@spsj.org.uk

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