Ukraine Crisis

Many people in Mid Sussex have kindly stepped forward to offer support to people coming into our communities. We can help you with advice about how to set up a support group, what you might need to consider, and how to operate safely.

Our Community Development Coordinators are here to help you. They can chat to you on the phone, by email and video call or meet up with you in person. Find your local area Coordinator.

Providing support to people affected by the Ukraine crisis:

Financial Donations

The Sussex Community Foundation has a useful guide for making financial donations: Supporting Ukraine

Useful Information Sources

The British Red Cross supports people from Ukraine who are in the UK
British Red Cross.

Free course from The Sanctuary Foundation: from safeguarding to trauma and from cross-cultural communication to community integration this course provides essential basic training for all those living, working or volunteering with refugees. Watch a short introduction video here

Healthprom have created Base Guidelines for Ukraine Cultural Sensitivity
Ukraine Cultural Sensitivity Guide in PDF

Reset UK: Homes for Ukraine Sponsors Toolkit
Resource for those sponsoring Ukrainians

Ukrainian Institute London: Russia’s war against Ukraine. What can you do to support Ukraine & Ukrainians?
Ukrainian Institute London

Website of the Republic of Poland: Humanitarian aid to Ukraine
Website of the Republic of Poland

NCVO: Ukraine – how Charities and Civil Society can help
NCVO: Ukraine

West Sussex stands with Ukraine
West Sussex County Council

Reset Communities and Refugees
Helping register and match refugees from Ukraine with sponsors across the UK.

Homes For Ukraine
Guidance for Councils in England

Mid Sussex Community Groups and Resources

Ukrainian Drop In (Flyer)

English Classes

Mid Sussex Ukrainian Support Group are holding Monday and Friday drop-ins for guests to collect clothes, shoes and toys.

West Sussex Libraries have provided details of how our libraries can support refugees:
WSCC Library Services for Refugees 1
WSCC Library Services for Refugees 2

South Downs Refugee Project, Hassocks
South Downs Refugee Project

Refugees Welcome Crawley, also covers some of Mid Sussex
Refugees Welcome Crawley

English teaching for ESOL
Aspire Sussex