Support for Ukraine
We are working with Worcestershire County Council and other councils and services across Worcestershire to welcome and support Ukrainian refugees.
- Statement of support
- Homes for Ukraine
- Accessing NHS services
- Financial support
- Appeals for items
- More information
Council leaders across the county have pledged to welcome Ukrainian guests with a ‘One Worcestershire’ approach, confirmed by a joint statement of support. Here is that statement.
“The situation in Ukraine has shocked us all locally, nationally and internationally and our thoughts are with all those who have been affected.
“As Leaders of the seven councils across Worcestershire, we have unanimously pledged to support in as far as we are able, those arriving to our County from Ukraine with a One Worcestershire approach.
“We’d like to thank residents across Worcestershire for their continuing support.”
The government's Homes for Ukraine will allow Ukrainians, and their immediate family members, with no family ties to the UK to be sponsored by individuals or organisations who can offer them a home such as a spare room or unoccupied residential self-contained unit for a minimum of 6 months.
Here are some resources to help both new arrivals from Ukraine and the families hosting them to access local NHS services.
An appeal has been launched by the UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee to help the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing conflict.
Redditch Borough Council is encouraging residents who wish to make financial donations to support the appeal. It’s easy to donate online by visiting the DEC website.
Fifteen leading UK aid agencies - including the British Red Cross, Oxfam and Save the Children - are working together to help people who have fled Ukraine, but also those who have been displaced to other parts of the country.
All public donations will be doubled by the UK government, up to a total of £20m.
If you wish to donate to another charity, then please be careful about who you give your money to. Fraudsters are trying to take advantage of people's generosity towards the people of Ukraine.
Here is advice on how to give safely to charities. In summary:
- Check the name and registration of a charity.
- Make sure the charity is genuine before giving any financial information.
- Be careful when responding to emails or clicking on links within them.
- Contact or find out more online about the charity that you’re seeking to donate to or work with to understand how they are spending their funds.
- Look out for the Fundraising Badge on charity fundraising materials, this is the logo which shows that a charity has committed to fundraise in line with the Code of Fundraising Practice.
Many generous donations of items from the people of the district have already been dispatched. Worcester Warriors are taking donations and looking for volunteers at Sixways Stadium in Worcester, and if you are running an appeal and want it added here, contact us to discuss.
For more information and advice, visit Here2Help from Worcestershire County Council.