Our current top priorities are:
To support existing Ukrainian families as they support their newly arriving compatriots, by means of facilitating WhatsApp groups, meals, community hubs, vigils and other meeting points.
To provide support and learning to individual (and group) sponsors in the matching, arrivals and integration processes of Ukrainian (refugee) guests to their hosts in Ipswich. We continue to recommend that potential hosts register their interest through Homes for Ukraine, Reset, Sanctuary Foundation, Opora and/or Ukrainedirect, and we also have reliable contacts in and around Ukraine who can help you connect with families in need. We either provide (or signpost) hosts with cultural and trauma awareness workshops,
To help Ipswich churches develop their own plans and responses, through developing their awareness of current refugee issues, cultural training etc.