As families across Buckinghamshire prepare to welcome refugees from Ukraine into their homes through family links or the Homes for Ukraine scheme, community groups, volunteers, hosts and the local councils have come together to offer structured support to incoming Ukrainians and their host families.
Information for host families and refugees
ANY PERSON HOSTING REFUGEES: make sure you have emailed Ukrainesupport@buckinghamshire.gov.uk and told Buckinghamshire Council that you will be hosting. They are told about hosts through the Homes for Ukraine scheme but aren’t automatically notified of family matches, if you let them know they will offer you support. This is also the email address for any queries about being a host or requesting support for the family you are hosting.
English and adult learning classes for refugees
Language classes in Buckingham via Buckinghamshire Adult Learning. There are a number of native speakers and English as a foreign language speakers who have offered to help with translation – please do join the Buckingham support email list (details above) of Facebook group to request support.
Bucks Family Information Service has the details of a number of support groups you could attend. Community Impact Bucks have a number of links to resources that may help you, we recommend signing up their email newsletter: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for individuals and groups offering support
ANY ORGANISATION PLANNING TO RUN A GROUP: asked to register with Buckinghamshire Council so that they can direct refugees in the area to your group.
ANY PERSON WANTING TO VOLUNTEER SUPPORT OR HOST REFUGEES: Please make sure you have completed your details on the Town Council contact form we’ll use this to create mailing lists and ensure all potential volunteers/host families are kept up to date on new opportunities to volunteer or places to find support.