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Help for Ukraine

Notts Churches City-Wide Ukrainian Response (Local Support) Part 2

Wednesday 18th May 7.30pm-9pm online

Things are still moving fast on this and we have started to hear some concerning stories of people not having food etc when they arrive. On Wednesday May 18th 7.30-9pm online we have a zoom update on the situation so far, what provision is in place, what the needs are and how people can get involved. We have Paul Roberts who’s the lead from a Notts CC perspective joining us so feel free to invite anyone in your churches/ projects who might find it helpful. Updated signposting resources and contacts will be sent out afterwards and it will be recorded so people can request a link to that afterwards from Hannah Buck.

Also we still need more people to sign up as hosts through Nottingham Citizens who are working with Reset and Citizens UK on a scheme- email sur@southwell.anglican.org for more info on that.

Monday 4th April 7.30-9pm online (Part 1)

A networking and information meeting to respond in unity as Nottingham churches to the support needs for Ukrainian refugees as they arrive

As you will be aware, the situation in Ukraine is continually evolving and we are keen that as churches in Nottingham, we respond in a united and helpful way as people arrive locally. Many churches have so far welcomed refugees and asylum seekers as they arrive the city, but there is the need for much more.

This evening is a chance to hear more about where things are up to locally, some different routes through which people can host, other ways you and your church could get involved with local support eg befriending, and also to hear directly from a local host on their experiences so far.

We hope this evening will be informative and answer some of the questions those exploring hosting/ supporting in Nottingham may have, although this is the beginning of a conversation which will continue to evolve. We will be hearing from Emily Holden, from Welcome Churches, Adam Baker from Refugee Roots, and a lead from Nottingham City Council in considering how best to support those arriving from Ukraine.

Going forwards, we will share some useful signposting resources and seek to collate information about how others are responding.

We want to do the best we can to ensure all those seeking refuge in our city are welcomed and cared for in an effective way but to do this we are going to need to work together for the longer term. This event is being hosted by Transforming Notts Together and Christian Action Nottingham, who work with many churches and projects across the city, alongside the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, Nottingham Citizens, Nottingham City Prayer and other local partners.

The Diocese of Southwell and Notts has put together this toolkit...

The CofE has put together a new toolkit which includes information on what is happening, practical advice on what churches and individuals can do to help Ukrainian refugees including donations to key schemes and also details and advice on the sponsorship routes for Ukrainians to come to the UK, an advocacy advice section and prayer and theological resources. It is available here: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/community-action/war-ukraine-responding

This website will be updated as more details emerge from government and local authorities.

You’ll find on the website information on the Sanctuary Foundation who are working in partnership with RESET and the government - Sanctuary Foundation | Supporting New Arrivals from Ukraine

Also, Citizens UK have launched this briefing (attached) around sponsorship etc. ‘1000 by Easter – Homes for Ukrainians’

AB Prayer for Ukraine Landscape in page