Ukraine Support

Alnwick Homes for Ukraine Community Support Group

A new group has been set up to help support Ukrainian refugees and their hosts here in Alnwick. This temporary page provides some initial information about the purpose of the group and ways you might be able to help.

Some Ukrainian families have already arrived in Alnwick, and others are on their way. They will be staying in accommodation offered by local hosts who have signed up to the Homes for Ukraine scheme (see below for more about that).

Not everyone will be able to accommodate a family in their own home, but many could be involved in supporting those arriving in the local area.

For this reason a Community Support Group has been set up, with a core group of people helping to take the lead on various tasks required.

Read on for more information... we will be adding more details soon

Here are some of the needs the Support Group aims to address:

  • Support for hosts – including advice on hosts:guest matching services, information/experience sharing, etc. Some may need help with the visa application process or other form-filling

  • Collecting information/advice to share with hosts and guests – e.g. access to Education, GPs, English language teaching, etc

  • Enlisting volunteers and creating a spreadsheet with details of help on offer

  • Safeguarding procedure for volunteers, access to DBS service, safeguarding training

  • Local area information for hosts to include in their guest ‘welcome pack’

  • Community links and social events

  • Communication - including Facebook group, simple website

...and more!