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Communities for Ukraine - Thames Valley

Communities for Ukraine - Thames Valley

Communities for Ukraine

Communities for Ukraine is a new refugee sponsorship programme, which will welcome over a thousand Ukrainians to the UK through civil society organisations, including faith groups, schools and universities.

The Communities for Ukraine programme is a collaboration between two charities, Citizens UK and Ukrainian Sponsorship Pathway UK (USPUK), that have been awarded ‘Recognised Provider’ status by the UK Government to match refugees with host sponsors under the Homes for Ukraine scheme. The programme provides an ‘end-to-end’ supported process for Ukrainians, and gives dignity and agency to refugees from the time they consider coming to the UK, through to their arrival and resettlement in a new home. This is made possible by the crucial role of strategic partner organisations who each commit to find hosts for 50 refugees in their network.

Oxford Diocese is a Strategic Partner of Thames Valley Citizens and is working closely with Citizens UK to match around 200 households across the diocese. We also want to build relationships between Community Groups that represent Hosts, Guests, and the longer established Ukrainian communities in Thames Valley so we can work for a better welcome for Ukrainians and for all refugees and migrant communities in the Thames Valley. We are training leaders through online workshops so we can build power and win change togther.

Posted by Keith Hebden on 17 Aug, 2022