The Leader of Conwy County Borough Council has thanked local residents for their offers to assist refugee families from Ukraine.
Cllr Charlie McCoubrey thanked all those who’ve contacted the Council or their local councillor with offers of accommodation, financial donations and supplies.
He said: “We know that many people in Conwy want to do all they can to help these families in their hour of need.
“A lot of people have been in touch wanting to offer accommodation or even their spare bedrooms, and although we don’t know how the process will work in Wales yet – we’re happy to take names and contact details of those wanting to help.
Cllr McCoubrey explained: “We’re working with partner organisations about supporting the people fleeing from Ukraine. We’ve been meeting with the Welsh Local Government Association as part of a collective response in Wales to ensure a joined-up approach.
“We’re awaiting updates from UK Government and Welsh Government with details of how we can directly support these efforts. There is still uncertainty with regard to the level of assistance required, but the Council is prepared and ready to help.”
In the meantime, if you have a named person who you wish to sponsor, visit: https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk/
If you don’t know anyone to sponsor, you can still register your interest in offering accommodation, there’s more at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-scheme-frequently-asked-questions
Conwy’s Housing Team will share information about any local arrangements once details of the Wales scheme has been agreed.
There’s already been a huge outpouring of generosity for the people of Ukraine, with a clear steer given that the best way to assist is with financial donations.
Online donations can be made to the Disaster Emergency Committee at Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal | Disasters Emergency Committee (dec.org.uk)
Wales Government: Update about the Homes for Ukraine scheme in Wales | GOV.WALES
Disasters Emergency Committee: Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal | Disasters Emergency Committee (dec.org.uk)