On Tuesday (16 May), 85 Ukrainian guests and their hosts came to Alton Maltings for our first Ukraine support drop-in.
Visit our support for Ukraine pages
On hand at the event (organised by East Hampshire District Council) were many different organisations and local partners who provide support for Ukrainian refugees and their hosts in the district.
Advice and information were available from: Citizens Advice; Community First; British Red Cross; A31 Primary Care Network; Hampshire County Council Children’s Services; Hampshire Library Service; NHS Healthier You; Hampshire Achieves; EMTAS; Christians Against Poverty (CAP); and Everyone Active.
Tracey Wood, Director of Community Development and Engagement at East Hampshire District Council, said:
“It was great to see such a good turnout at the event.
“There is a lot of support out there for Ukrainian guests and for the hosts who have kindly opened their homes to them. The key thing is knowing what’s available.
“While the war in Ukraine continues, we’ll do all we can to support Ukrainians fleeing the conflict.”
A second drop-in event will take place from 4-7pm on Tuesday 6 June at the Festival Hall in Petersfield. There’s no need to book, just turn up any time.
East Hampshire has welcomed more than 400 Ukrainians (190 families) to the district; the third most in Hampshire.
If you’re able to welcome a Ukrainian family or individual into your home, please visit our website to find out more and complete an expression of interest form. Hosts through the Homes for Ukraine scheme will receive £500 per month from Hampshire County Council.