Hosting refugees from Ukraine will need preparation and dedication | Letter
I am the chair of trustees of Refugees Welcome, Cheshire East, which hasactually been in presence for 6 and a half years. We assistance Syrian and Afghan households in the location, working with Cheshire East council, and are part of a guiding group preparing for the arrival of Ukrainian refugees (Questions install inthemiddleof passion in UK to aid Ukraine refugees, 18 March). We had set up a complete assistance facilities priorto the Syrian and Afghan households showedup, consistingof volunteers who had wentthrough Disclosure and Barring Service checks and training.
It appears that the terrific individuals who register to aid those gettingaway Ukraine have to discover their own refugees and assistance system. I marvel how ready individuals will be when the refugees lastly gethere. Their dedication is a minimum of 6 months – a long time to share your house with completestrangers. Will possible hosts have the abilities to assistance traumatised refugees who have left from war and have had to leave household members behind?
Cheshire East hasactually been applauded for its work togetherwith Refugees Welcome. I hope morerecent charities will follow our design to guarantee the Ukrainian plan is effective.