Our thoughts continue to be with everyone affected by the brutal violence and destruction in Ukraine, and the millions of people forced from their homes. More than 1000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Suffolk under the Homes for Ukraine scheme, with more joining family members here under the Ukraine Family scheme. People have settled in communities the length and breadth of the county, children have been welcomed into local schools, adults have found employment, and many new friendships have been made. None of this would have been possible without the incredible generosity of hosts and community groups across Suffolk. However, we know there is still a great deal of uncertainty about the future, both for Ukrainian refugees and their UK hosts.

At Suffolk Refugee Support we continue to provide a range of advice, supporting people into employment and training, helping with benefits applications, facilitating access to ESOL classes, visiting community hubs, organising social events and providing free SIM cards. If you are a Ukrainian refugee (or a host) in Suffolk and you need support or advice, please contact us on 01473 400785 or via office@suffolkrefugee.org.uk