About Us

Some information to help you to know us better

Who we are...

HUSC is a local community group of 40 host families and 153 volunteers, driven by compassion and empathy, who have come together to help Ukrainian people fleeing the war. Our small community has now helped over 200 Ukrainian people.

We are a community group established to support Ukrainians who are coming to our area through the ‘Family’ and ‘Homes for Ukraine’ Schemes.

The group so far includes: South Heath, Ballinger, The Lee, Lee Common, Hunts Green, Kings Ash, Lee Gate, Swan Bottom and Hyde End. We will also support hosts and guests in neighbouring areas where there is no existing community group e.g. Great Missenden and Hyde Heath.

We would like to welcome you with open arms to our beautiful Chiltern Hilltop Villages, a community of small adjoining villages and towns in the South East of England.

We have come together to form a network of support for our friends in Ukraine who have had to flee their homes in the face of unimaginable horror. We can not only promise you the warmest of welcomes but also a place of safety where you can begin to rebuild your lives. The challenges that you face in a new country with a different culture and language may seem overwhelming but we are committed to helping you in whatever ways, practical and emotional, that we can.

Our Community featured in the Daily Express (national newspaper)

The article explains that lots of people came forward to express their interested in hosting and supporting displaced Ukrainian citizens. In fact we’ve had over 140 offers of practical support including 36 hosts who have offered their homes and most families have now arrived. The response has been truly amazing and its involving a huge part of our local community working together to help support our Ukrainian guests and their children.

Our Local Area

Our community is located in the heart of the Chiltern hills, in the county of Buckinghamshire, just 25 miles to the north-west of the United Kingdom’s capital city, London. It is a semi-rural community, classified as an “area of outstanding natural beauty” with rolling countryside and extensive ancient woods (great for walking, cycling and exploring).

It is an affluent part of England and our historic villages are peaceful and safe with very low crime rates. A national paper ranked the area as one of the “best places to raise a family in the UK”. We are a community who look after each other and are justifiably proud of the beautiful area we live in and the strong, cohesive community we have built.

Location

Although semi-rural we are just a short drive to the many amenities which Buckinghamshire’s larger towns have to offer (Chesham, Amersham, Great Missenden, Wendover, High Wycombe, Aylesbury). Here you will find shops and supermarkets, multi-faith churches, restaurants, pubs, cinemas, theatres, hospitals, schools and many leisure facilities.

Getting about

From the nearby towns there are excellent transport links with a regular train service to London (under one hour). For those who intend to drive in the UK, there are excellent motorway networks nearby and four of the UK’s largest international airports can be found within an hour’s drive.