UPDATE 22nd March 2022
The Steering Group met again last night and are able to publish the results of the recent report which shows that many households are preparing to offer accommodation. This report is now being taken to the Statutory Agencies, Community Groups, health and social care providers.
We have broken up the creation of the support network into different tasks and will be making contact with providers of help and support during these coming days.
Download the full report here:
Co-ordinating the Community Support
The community response to the displacement of Ukraine Nationals, has been amazing. We have noticed and appreciate the huge outpouring of generosity from our community to the need to provide accomodation and sanctuary for refugees fleeing the terrible war in Ukraine. Such a response and the possible uptake that it could produce, brings a need for some co-ordination, support services, and a need for joined up information. Therefore, local Church, community, and council leaders have formed a Steering Group to support our wider community in this welcome, and to provide the support and signposting that would be needed should the offers of housing be taken up. Watch this space ...
The Steering Group
Rev'd Arwen Folkes (Chair) St Peter's & St Andrew's
Jackie Arkwell, Rotary
Cllr Christine Brett, Lewes District Council
Adam Chugg, Clerk, Seaford Town Council
Jez Field, Life Church
Cllr Stephen Gauntlett, Lewes District Council
Carole Henderson, Community Member
Rev'd James Hollingsworth, St Leonard's & St Luke's
Cllr Olivia Honeyman, Quakers
Cllr Carolyn Lambert, East Sussex CC
Roger Lambert, Community Member
Rev'd Joe Padfield, St Peter's & St Andrew's
Andy Payne, Rotary & Lions
Ceri Robley, Seaford Baptist Church
as at 18th March 2022