What We Are Doing
What we're doing
Council leaders across the county have pledged to welcome Ukrainian guests with a ‘One Worcestershire’ approach, confirmed by a joint statement of support:
“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.”
Worcestershire County Council and the six district councils are working together with local communities, using their experience of supporting refugees over the last few years, to ensure the county can offer the best experience to those arriving from Ukraine.
Nationally, over 150,000 people registered in the first few days and it has taken some time for the Government to work through the detail and match families to potential hosts and share this information with relevant councils.
Latest figures show that Worcestershire is preparing to welcome over 500 guests as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
The County Council and District Council teams from across Worcestershire continue to work closely together to support guests as they arrive.
District Council teams are working tirelessly to ensure that housing checks are completed as soon as possible.
To read more about this please visit our news page.
If you have registered to be a sponsor as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme, more information from Government will be available soon. There is a frequently asked questions section on the Government website if you have any questions at this stage.
If you have not registered to become a sponsor however would like to offer your individual support for when families arrive, you can register your interest to volunteer.