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Ukraine and the Third Sector
27 April, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
An update on the situation relating to Ukraine and a discussion about how the third sector might help.
As you are aware there are a number of Ukraine people already in Midlothian or arriving soon, and will be guests in our country for up to three years. We are very keen to give both Ukrainian guests and their hosts as much support as possible to ensure that the placements, whether with family members or with sponsors, are successful.
We know the third sector will be keen to help, so the Midlothian TSI and the British Red Cross are calling a meeting of local organisations to discuss what they can offer. This could be through reallocating staff or volunteer time to support Ukrainian guests. We are particularly keen to source staff or volunteers who may have relevant language skills.
Most of the guests will be women and there will be all age groups, so support will be needed for young people, families, and older people. There will be a range of different backgrounds.