How you can support the Ukraine situation
Page updated: 12/05/2022
The situation in Ukraine has affected us all in different ways in recent months. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people have fled and continue to flee their homes and have become separated from their families.
Across the UK and here in Walsall, individuals and organisations are coming together to seek ways of supporting the current crisis.
Below, Walsall for All has sourced information on how you can donate to appeals, as well as local help and support available for Ukrainian nationals and others affected by the situation.
This page will be updated when new information becomes available.
Support for Ukrainian nationals / anyone affected by the crisis
Nash Dom CIC
If you or people in your network are in need of urgent help, Nash Dom’s qualified Immigration Advisors are able to support and advise you. You can get in touch by calling 01922 616 444 or emailing email@example.com. You can also visit directly at Nash Dom Community Hub in Walsall, Sun Street, Walsall, WS1 4AL.
Refugee and Migrant Centre (RMC)
Ukrainian nationals living in the West Midlands can contact RMC with any questions about their own status in the UK or the current response of the UK government to Ukrainian refugees. All the advice and support is free and regulated.
See the branches here: https://rmcentre.org.uk/contact/
The Refugee and Migrant Centre 41-45 Bridge Street Walsall WS1 1JQ
Homes for Ukraine
The government has launched a sponsorship scheme to make sure that Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes have a route to safety.
The scheme will match people, charities, businesses and community groups to Ukrainians who do not have family ties to the UK.
You can register for the scheme by clicking here.
There is also a welcome guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK on GOV.UK.
Guidance on support available to Ukrainian nationals and their family members.
Refugee and Migrant Centre (RMC) are seeking Russian and Ukrainian speaking volunteers to support their team, and support those seeking safety. If you would like to apply, visit the RMC website.
Donating to the Ukraine situation
Nash Dom CIC
Nash Dom CIC has launched a collection campaign to support people affected by the war in Ukraine.
Over the last 8 days, they have been in continuous contact with Ukrainian families from the UK and those seeking refuge in Slovakia, Polonia and Moldova. Their Director visited the Slovakian border to find out from the first-hand sources the needs of those affected by the war. Ukrainian families they spoke with helped Nash Dom to come up with a list of essential items that they need to be able to survive away from home.
Non-perishable food (6 months or more): tea, coffee, sugar, cereals, pasta, cans, baby food, porridge, baby milk and formula, juice etc
Toiletries: shampoo, shower gel, soap, shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrush, feminine products etc.
Toiletries and clothes for babies and children: nappies of all sizes, wipes, soap, cream etc.
Towels, bedding, blankets, duvets, pillows, disposable cutlery and cups, thermoses
Warm clothes/thermal (all ages)
Lingerie, socks, gloves, hats, (*all ages & new)
Medicines including paracetamol, first aid kit, ibuprofen
The collection point is at Nash Dom Community Hub in Walsall, Sun Street, WS1 4AL
Please contact/visit from Monday to Friday, between 10am - 4pm if you would like to donate.
Contacts: 07432564673 or 01922616444. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial donations are also possible. Please see the poster below for information.
Making a financial donation
If you wish to make a financial donation, you can visit one of the following websites below.
The Orthodox Church in Palfrey will also be collecting financial donations over the next few weeks. Details on how to donate can be found on the church website: www.orthodoxwalsall.org.uk