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Homes for Ukraine

Drawing on our extensive experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers, we’re providing face-to-face family centred support to engage with displaced Ukrainians (under the Homes for Ukraine scheme) – helping them gain the skills and confidence they need to live independently in the UK.

We’re working in partnership with Refugee Resource to offer practical, social, and mental health support to help them connect with their local area and integrate into their new neighbourhoods. Currently, over 400 Ukrainians are accessing this service, and we hope to provide support to lots more in the coming months. 

What can we help with?

We’re able to:

  • Discuss wellbeing needs in a supportive, safe and confidential space
  • Help to join classes, complete training courses, gain employment etc.
  • Signpost towards a range of services and in some cases, support to access them, if required
  • Help people gain an understanding of the cultural norms and achieve an increased sense of belonging in their local community
  • Consider information and advice about local services, including the following key areas:
    • Housing
    • Health, including wellbeing and mental health
    • Employment and skills/training
    • Benefits
    • Leisure
    • Digital inclusion
    • Transport

We also offer occasional support to Ukrainian hosts should a situation arise that might affect the relationship with their guest.

Who is the service for?

Individuals and/or families will need to have come to Oxfordshire under the Homes for Ukraine scheme (or similar), or be a host under the scheme requesting support on behalf of their guests.

How do we work?

We offer a friendly and welcoming front door, delivering 1:1 ‘surgery sessions’ at community and public venues and at our organisation’s offices around Oxfordshire, as well as in client’s own homes where needed.  *All our Community Support Workers have enhanced DBS checks and are fully trained in undertaking the role.

We offer people a range of information, advice and signposting with community services and take a ‘do with’ rather than ‘do to’ approach to helping people consider the areas of their lives and personal wellbeing they want to improve.  We will also work closely with other support providers and services in the community to develop our information and advice resources, and also reduce risks around duplication of support.

 

Supported by Oxfordshire County Council

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