HELP FOR LOCAL SPONSORS (Woking)
Thank you to everyone who has already welcomed people fleeing Ukraine into your home. You are making a huge difference in someone’s life. We are here to support you with practical help such as language, communication and cultural questions, and with emotional support if things get difficult. We can also help you to better understand the experience your guests may have endured so that you are more equipped to support their well-being and mental health.
We offer community
Getting in touch with other local sponsors can be a great source of advice and support. Our partners at The Lighthouse in Woking, a local charity that supports people going through hard times, generously allow us to use their wonderful space in the centre of town to host weekly coffee mornings – with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits! Thank you @LighthouseWoking.
What: Coffee mornings & chat for Ukrainians and sponsors
Where: The Lighthouse, 8-10 High St, Woking GU21 6BG
When: Tuesday 10.30am – 14.30pm
Contact for more information: Irina
HELP FOR SPONSORS AND POTENTIAL SPONSORS
If you are considering becoming a sponsor, we can have a chat with you , also we can put you in touch with other local sponsors who will help you understand the process and what to expect.
The charity, City of Sanctuary, has a range of guidance and advice for people considering being a host or sponsor, including a list of things hosts should consider before signing up, webinars, and signposting to other resources. You may find it useful to watch a recording of their webinar Homes for Ukraine Scheme: An Introduction to Hosting’.
We can also help match you with someone who is looking to come to the UK under Homes for Ukraine Scheme. We speak to many Ukrainians every day who are seeking refuge in the UK and we will be able to make sure we find the best match for everyone involved.
ADVICES FOR HOST FAMILIES
Welcoming people into your home can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, both for you as a host family and for your guests. But it is important to understand that it is also a big commitment, both physically and emotionally. In the below document you can find some good advices for different situations.