Homes for Ukraine in Ormskirk & West Lancs
OCP and St James Church, Westhead, have together organised a group for local people who are hosting guests from Ukraine via the government's "Homes for Ukraine" scheme.
The purpose of the group is to support each other by sharing knowledge and experience, and by accessing support from our local councils and other partners.
The situation in Ukraine means that there is a continuing need for more accommodation for Ukrainians here in the UK, particularly for mothers and their children. If you think that you might be able to help, please look at the Lancashire County Council website, which explains how the scheme operates here: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/council/ukraine/homes-for-ukraine-scheme/
We recognise that this is a big commitment and will be challenging for everyone involved. Our group aims to create a support network that will respond effectively to the changing needs of hosts and their guests in West Lancashire.
Meetings for sponsors and their guests
At the start of the "Homes for Ukraine" programme we organised frequent meetings because there was a need to share information and advice about a wide range of issues. These have been largely resolved, so the need for regular meetings no longer exists.
We remain ready to help anyone who may be thinking of offering accommodation to Ukrainians, as well as to existing hosts and their guests.
English (ESOL) classes for Ukrainians are at St James Church, Westhead on Thursdays at the following times:-
Beginners: Thursday 17:00 - 18:00
Improvers: Thursday 18:00 - 19:00
A number of events for our Ukrainian guests have been organised at Christ Church Ministry Centre, Long Lane, Aughton
There will be an informal service for Ukrainians on Sunday 7 January, starting with breakfast in the Ministry Centre at 10 a.m. Please let Janet know if you will be coming.
CONTACT: Janet Roberts email@example.com or telephone 01695 571965 for information about future events.
We acknowledge the kind support received from The Rotary Club of Ormskirk Clocktower for these activities.
Whether you are already a sponsor, a Ukrainian living in West Lancashire or you want to enquire about the Homes for Ukraine scheme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to tell you about our group and answer your questions.
Our local partners include The Ask Club (Skelmersdale), which runs an ESOL class for Ukrainians on Tuesday mornings, Community Lives Matter (Ormskirk), which runs a drop-in session for refugees on Friday afternoon. and Family Forge, which runs activities throughout the week at its centre in Skelmersdale.
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