Support for Ukrainians

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Please note:  CAVS are not supporting Ukrainians directly. We are aiming to facilitate information sharing to develop support and welcome within Carmarthenshire. 

Useful contacts

Carmarthenshire County Council

The Ukraine Crisis team has a dedicated phone line which is staffed 8.30 – 18.00, Monday to Friday.  Call 01267 234567, then choose option 4. Or e-mail: ukrainecrisis@sirgar.gov.uk

CAVS

Our contact email is  ukraine@cavs.org.uk

Join the
Camarthenshire Support for Ukrainians
Facebook community

This is a private group for any interested organisations or individuals to share information to help welcome and support Ukrainians who have arrived in Carmarthenshire.

Join our
Support for Ukrainians’
mailing list

Contact ukraine@cavs.org.uk to join and receive general updates and information by email.

Information online

Carmarthenshire County Council

Information and updates on the situation in Ukraine and how to help are available on Carmarthenshire County Council’s  website :  Ukraine Refugee Crisis page

(For info, the Council’s website has a translate function for each page.  At the top of the screen it says, ‘Choose a language’, with a small triangle next to it.  Click on this and it displays a list of languages, which include Ukrainian and Russian.)

CAVS

Support for Ukrainians information page (This page).

Welsh Government

The Welsh Govermnent website has information on what support is available and advice for those wishing to make a donation.

Sanctuary – Help for sanctuary seekers to understand their rights

How you can help and support the people of Ukraine.

UK Government

Welcome: a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK

Charity Commission alert

Safeguarding issues (sexual exploitation)

Organisations offering support and/or welcome

The list below is being devleoped and added to, please contact us if you wish to be added.

Age Cymru Dyfed can offer assistance through their Befriending services.

Cruse Bereavement Support

  • West Wales helpline number: 0800 288 4700 (select Option 1 if you live in Carmarthenshire). All Cruse Bereavement Support services are provided by trained, experienced volunteers. Anything you tell us will be taken in confidence.
  • What we can offer

 

Dr Mz

  • Dr Mz is a youth drop in centre run by Carmarthen Youth Project for young people aged 8-25

 

Hywel Dda Community Development Outreach team

  • Bilingual Leaflets in English \ Ukrainian, Russian, Welsh
  • We are a team based in the Health Board providing support to diverse communities.

 

Learn with Grandma Wales

  • A group offering support and information for all

 

Llanelli Multicultural Network

 

Pencader Family Centre

  • The Centre is a thriving fun place where children 0-4 years, and their parents/carers, can enjoy an exciting and stimulating environment to play and learn in.

 

Rotary

 

RVS Country Cars

  • If you are unable to make an essential journey because of a lack of transport, Country Cars may be able to help. Country Cars is a voluntary transport scheme which provides transport for residents of within the County who do not have transport available for essential journeys.

 

Salvation Army Centre in Carmarthen

  • Community Support, Open access Tuesdays- 10am-1pm 

 

See Around Britain

  • Nationwide fully inclusive and interactive multilingual photographic App and website helping everyone to decide if a venue is suitable for their needs. This can be viewed in Ukrainian using the language option.
  • It covers a huge range of venue types including post offices, public houses, theatres, transport, gardens, museums, art galleries, craft centres, café’s, leisure facilities, libraries, schools and places of worship.

Resources

Apply for funding

Mid and South West Wales Community Cohesion Fund 2022 – 23

Application Deadline: 30.08.22

The Mid and South West Wales Community Cohesion Team have project funding available (up to £1500) to help create cohesive communities.

Community cohesion is the process that must happen to ensure different groups of people get on well together in the area. A cohesive community is an area where those from different backgrounds share positive relationships, feel safe in the neighbourhood and have a sense of mutual respect and shared values.

Information: English, Welsh

Application form:  English,  Welsh