Ukraine crisis: how East Sussex is helping
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has caused devastation.
Many people across East Sussex have responded with donations, support or by offering to open their homes to refugees. Thank you to everyone who is doing what they can.
Ukrainians have often fled with few possessions. Many will be traumatised by the war. All have been through an ordeal.
All the local authorities in East Sussex, the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and local volunteers, are working together to help welcome and settle Ukrainian refugees as they join our communities.
Our county already has a proud record of helping people forced to flee wars but this is the largest challenge we have had to rise to. Please bear with us as we work together to provide the checks, living arrangements, support and welcome that new arrivals will need.
A welcome guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK has been published by the Government:
We also have our own welcome pack for those staying with a family in the county:
Want to offer a home to people fleeing Ukraine?
If you live in East Sussex and you are interested in being considered as a host, please fill out our expression of interest form.