Ukrainian Support Project
Centrala has created a space for comprehensive support and cultural presence for Ukrainians fleeing war.
As part of our project, funded through the Engage for Ukraine Community Grants Scheme created by Birmingham City Council , we are providing activities and services aimed at helping Ukrainians settling into the city to access the essential advice and support they need and to provide space and sense of belonging.
We are creating conditions for Ukrainians to gather and develop support mechanisms to support each other. Getting together, engaging in cultural activities and most importantly allowing people to share, offload and feel understood in their own circumstances. Our aim is to equip Ukrainians in skills necessary for successful adaptation and integration in the new neighbourhoods and society. We support independence, mutual respect and understanding and provide platform for Ukrainina voices and culture.
Our Ukraine speaking team is helping Ukrainians to restart their lives in Birmingham and to provide an opportunity for Ukrainians to achieve independence and confidence in building their new life in the city.
What We Offer:
About the Homes for Ukraine Scheme
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Homes for Ukraine is a sponsorship scheme that allows people and organisations in the UK to offer Ukrainians fleeing the war a home. This scheme lets individuals, charities, community groups and businesses offer a route to safety for Ukrainians, even if they have no ties to the UK. Previously only Ukrainians with family already settled in the UK could come. Government have offered support to Ukraine and fleeing Ukrainians and dedicated funds distributed via Local authorities to support Ukrainians settling in the UK.
In Birmingham, City Council have prepared support system for arriving Ukrainians and support to move into independence form the host or sponsor: click here form more details.
Birmingham City Council works with several organisation offering immediate long term support:
- Refugee and migrant Centre provides support in settling in including safety checks, welcome payments, registering with the GP , support hosts and guest in their living arrangements and support of case worker.
- Spring Housing– provides housing and move on support for Ukrainians, move on grants, Independent living.
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