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Learning Services Worcestershire mark Ukrainian Independence Day

Guests pose behind ukrainian food table Published Wednesday, 24th August 2022

Learning Services Worcestershire have hosted a celebration with Ukrainian guests to mark the country’s Independence Day (24 Aug).

All the guests bought their own food for everyone to share, including a National Ukrainian Dessert called ‘Rogaliki’.

The event took place at the Fairfield Centre in Worcester where guests have had the opportunity to develop English language skills since arriving in the county.

The start of the new academic year will see further opportunities for English learning rolled out to our communities and the team are looking forward to continuing to support the learning needs of those who are newly arrived in Worcestershire.

Anyone interested in exploring the courses on offer can book on the Courses page of the County Council website.

Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member for Communities for Worcestershire County Council said, “It has been wonderful to hear how our Ukrainian guests have really enjoyed our Adult Learning Services during their time in Worcestershire, and how much our team have enjoyed working with our guests. I’m really pleased to see Ukrainian traditions being embraced in our county as they continue to settle in to their new surroundings.”

County Council teams are still working hard to ensure the DBS checks needed for all Sponsor family members aged 16 and over are completed as soon as possible.

The already established and well known Here2Help service run by the County Council has evolved to support and link up those wishing to offer help to those who may need help or advice.

Here 2 Help has seen an increase in people contacting the service with various types of support including advice on education, finance, childcare, visa applications and healthcare.

The Ukraine Connections service is still proving popular and sees local libraries hosting regular social events for Ukrainian visitors and their host families, and has already had a positive effect on the county's newest residents.