Angela really enjoyed her visit to the Ukrainian Hub at Guildford Baptist Church this afternoon and the chance to meet so many guests and sponsors to hear about their experiences.
She thanked Tina and Debra, who work so hard to organise this opportunity for people new to this country in the most difficult circumstances to get to know the area and learn more about the necessities of life like getting a job and claiming benefit. She also thanked the church and cafe for providing the space and support that has been need and is so appreciated.
Angela spoke to a large number of people and took away plenty of casework to sort out and feedback to pass onto ministers.
While Guildford has been incredibly generous in its support of those fleeing Ukraine, there are many more families who need sponsors and accommodation. Please - if you can and if you have the space - consider hosting a Ukrainian guest or family, as there is no shortage of demand.