Uley Parish Council wish to support the response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. We know that some help is already being offered to Ukrainian Refugees in Uley.
Here are two groups offering support which may be helpful for residents wanting to offer practical help and/or find out more.
HUSH (Help for Ukraine Support Hub) is a local (Berkeley, Wotton, Dursley) hub for sharing information, publicising fundraising or other efforts and most importantly creating a support network. They have organised a public meeting on 28th March (see poster). There is also a private Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/hushbv/
OPORA aim to provide emergency and long-term support to Ukrainians and their families looking to rebuild their lives in safety, having fled the war. They fund accommodation and travel, help refugees navigate the immigration system and are identifying structural ways to create employment and self-employment opportunities. They have an online platform to allow sponsors registered under the UK Government scheme to connect directly with Ukrainians looking for help:
Councillor Melanie Paraskeva ( Chair of Uley Parish Council)