Support for Ukrainian refugees

We stand with the UK government and its international partners in condemning the Russian government for its unprovoked war against Ukraine.

Our thoughts and feelings of compassion are with the people of Ukraine, and their families and friends that live in our borough.

In an act of unity and support, we have joined government organisations in the UK and around the world to display the Ukrainian flag, above the council's Civic Offices.

We have a strong reputation working with partners to provide support to refugees including providing homes for five Afghan families, 50 Syrian families and 250 Ukrainian refugees so far.

Ukrainian welcome guide

The government has produced a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK. It covers what they need to know in their first few days, getting used to life in the UK including how to find a home, access essential public services, healthcare, find work and childcare and education services.

Read the welcome guide (in English)