The desire and passion evoked by many to help the people of Ukraine is extremely heart-warming and to make the most of this, we are asking people to ensure that they carefully select an appropriate organisation to work with. Consider how best placed, experienced and validated they are to deliver an appropriate level of support safely so that your offering is maximised to the fullest potential to help those in need.
There are lots of ways to help during this extremely difficult and devastating time and many people have been in touch with us to ask how they can best get involved. We’re recommending that people contact Ripon City of Sanctuary who are putting lots of ongoing support in place behind the scenes (such as peer to peer support) and they have a vast amount of information and advice based on their long experience of dealing with helping refugees to settle.
Another excellent resource is a website produced and updated by Harrogate and District Community Action (HADCA) which provides relevant and up-to-date information about ways you can get involved: https://hadca.org.uk/news/supporting-ukraine