Ukraine: how East Sussex is helping – Message form East Sussex County Council


Ukraine: how East Sussex is helping

Thank you to everyone in East Sussex who is doing what they can to help Ukrainians forced to flee the war in their country.

As well as donations and volunteering, we know many of you have generously offered to share your homes with refugees. If you’re considering this, please join the national Homes for Ukraine scheme. It’s the best way to ensure refugees get the official help and support they need.

East Sussex County Council is working with all local authorities, emergency services, NHS and voluntary groups in the county. We’re already getting in touch with hosts and their guests to organise support and carry out safety checks. Everyone sharing their home will need to prove identity and provide information for background screening checks (known as DBS checks). We may also check our own records in this process.

All this is to ensure everyone, guests and hosts, are protected from any risks including possible exploitation.

We’ll do all we can to support our Ukrainian guests  and help them settle into our communities. Thank you to everyone who is part of that East Sussex welcome.

This is a fast-changing situation and we can’t answer every question. But you’ll find the latest information on our website which we’re keeping updated.

See more about helping Ukraine on our website