Find out what we are doing and how you can help people affected by the war and humanitarian crisis.
We have already welcomed a number of refugees - and more are on their way - as part of the government's Homes for Ukraine scheme.
Hampshire County Council is leading the response in the county. For more information and updates, please see the Ukraine information on Hampshire County Council's website.
How we are helping
We are working closely with Hampshire County Council to make sure any Ukrainian families are settled and integrated in Rushmoor. We have a well-established network of partners who will be helping us to coordinate our support locally.
Our work includes:
- Working with sponsors and community support groups to make sure that our refugees can settle in and receive the help they need
- Developing a support network with our partners
- Establishing links with the existing Ukrainian community in Aldershot and Farnborough
As always, we know that the people of Aldershot and Farnborough will be keen to offer practical help to the refugees, and our colleagues at Rushmoor Voluntary Services are already co-ordinating those offers.
Please fill in the offers for assistance form on the RVS website, if you can help.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01252 398399 if you need assistance.
Support for Ukrainian families
Drop-in sessions are being arranged for Ukrainian families to be able to get together. These are at:
- Aldershot - starting on 18 May, every Wednesday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Aldershot library. An opportunity for Ukrainian families and their hosts to meet up for a friendly chat and drink, with activities for children
- Farnborough - Sunflower café for Ukrainian families - every Thursday from 1.30pm to 3pm at St Peter's Parish Centre, Farnborough. Free tea, coffee and cakes served - drop in at any time
Information about the area
Hampshire County Council has produced a welcome guide for Ukrainian families that explains more about what you can expect and the services available locally, including schools and how to register for a doctor.
You will also find more information about our services, leisure facilities and events on this website.
Barnardo’s has set up the Ukrainian Support Helpline to provide a support service to anyone fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.
The free helpline (0800 148 8586) is staffed by English, Ukrainian and Russian speakers, to offer support to families arriving in the UK from Ukraine.
The helpline is open Monday–Friday (10am–8pm) and Saturday (10am–3pm). Callers will be able to get help and advice on a range of topics.
Thank you for all your offers of donation. At the moment, financial donations to registered charities are needed the most, so that food, water and medical help can be given to people arriving in countries bordering Ukraine.
The Disasters Emergency Committee, a coalition of 15 leading UK charities, is running an appeal to provide emergency aid to civilians fleeing the war zone.
The British Red Cross also has an appeal and have information on support for Ukrainians already in the UK.
Flying the flag
We are flying the Ukrainian flag at the council offices as a symbol of solidarity with the people of Ukraine and everyone affected by the conflict and humanitarian crisis.