The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities have organised two outreach events for Ukrainians in partnership with the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain.
In attendance will be representatives from both local and central government and the local voluntary sector.
This is an opportunity for Ukrainians to seek advice from central government on issues relating to their visa or BRP (Biometric Residence Permit), and to ask for information and advice about local services.
The events will be taking place on Monday, 20 March in:
Time: 10:30 -1:00pm
Address: The Common Room, 27 Cambridge Road, Hastings, TN34 1DT
Time: 3:30 -5:30pm
Address: Lansdowne Hotel, King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne, BN21 4EE
If you could pass this information on to your guest, that would be greatly appreciated.
Ukrainian Pres. Volodymyr Zelenskyy released a video on International Women’s Day (8 March), thanking the women ‘who work, teach, study, save, treat, fight for Ukraine,’ and also those women ‘who gave their lives for the country’.
International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually as a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.
A wide range of free activities for eligible children and young people aged 4-16 will be taking place across the county over the upcoming Easter holidays (Monday 3 April to Friday 14 April 2023).
An example of planned activities are – arts & crafts, cooking, circus skills, table tennis, street dance, drama, portrait drawing and science workshops. The programme also take the children on outings to different venues such as Newhaven Fort, Sky High Trampoling park, Paradise Park, Herstmonceux Science Centre, Knockhatch Adventure Park.
Every Holiday food and fun session includes drink, snacks and lunch.
If your guest has children, you can signpost them to the activities by clicking the link below.
SJOG and CSAN are inviting hosts to join their information webinar. During the webinars, hosts will find a wealth of useful information that will give them a clear understanding about what hosting is and isn’t, and how to build healthy boundaries and support their guest’s independence.
The webinars will include:
- Wellbeing support for guests
- Maintaining boundaries
- Communication tips
- Cultural differences and more.
The sessions will take place on:
- Wednesday, 29 March from 7pm
- Wednesday, 26 April from 7pm
Please circulate this through you networks and hosts can register their interest by clicking the button below.
In October last year, East Sussex County Council agreed to increase the monthly thank you payments to hosts to provide some additional support over the winter months with the increased costs of living and associated costs of hosting. We extended this period for 6 months between October and March.
We will continue to pay hosts the increased monthly amount on an ongoing basis. These payments will apply to all hosts, regardless of how long their guests have resided with them.
Payments will be made as follows:
- Hosts with 4 guests or less will continue to receive £500 per month
- Hosts with 5 or more guests will continue to receive £650 per month
We continue to be grateful to all hosts in East Sussex who continue to support their guests and the programme, and we hope that the extension of the current monthly payments will be welcome news to all sponsors.
If you have any queries about host payments, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org