What can you do to support Ukraine?
Few of us can fail to have been moved by what’s happening in Ukraine at the moment and our hearts go out to everyone affected.
The immediate urge is to do what we can to help and the government’s Homes for Ukraine website is now up and running.
There is helpful regional advice from North Yorkshire County Council here.
Reset has been appointed by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to register Ukrainian refugees. This is the focus of Reset’s activities currently, but they are keen to hear from a national infrastructure organisation who’d like to get involved in helping them design the matching process for matching refugees with British families. One of the key issues being of course, safeguarding. If this sounds like your organisation, please get in touch through firstname.lastname@example.org
Until the matching process has been designed it is likely there will be some frustration from people wanting to offer their homes to refugees. Hopefully everyone will understand the need for patience whilst a robust and safe matching system is designed.
By Jane Colthup
Chief Executive, Community First Yorkshire