How we can help
Some of the things we do to make your stay easier
We host “Welcome” events to help our guests settle in and to integrate with the local community and with other Ukrainian families who have joined our community.
We now have over 140 offers of support and 34 hosts. Local residents have offered to provide help with a wide variety services, including:
- English lessons
- Activities for families
Our local communities are very active and provide social activities for parents with young children and for older children. Children are at the centre of the community.
Unbreakable Dinner – 24 February 2023
To mark the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine our community gathered together for a dinner at Ballinger Hall. Natalia Sushko gave a moving speech.
See the speech and press article here:
Evening Get Togethers
The Ballinger Memorial Hall “Get Togethers” are proving very popular with our guests. The evening is spent with lively food preparation and then eating and chatting together in the hall.
Library Books in Ukrainian
- For children the library has board books, picture books, chapter books/easy readers, junior fiction and non-fiction.
- For adults they have fiction and non-fiction books, including large print, audio and eAudio. They also have a selection of “quick reads” (short books written by bestselling authors that have been created specifically for adults to improve their reading skills).
- With their library card, customers can access for free GoCitizen.co.uk, an online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test. It contains the latest official study materials licensed from the Home Office, hundreds of practice test questions in the same format as the official test and additional interactive learning resources and teaching aids.
- Customers can also access Theory Test Pro, an online simulation of the UK’s driving theory tests for all vehicle categories. Again translation into Ukrainian is an option.