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Connecting with the local community for Ukrainian nationals

We are looking at ways in which we can connect those arriving under the home for Ukraine scheme.

Translation and interpretation

We offer a free, telephone interpretation service for people wanting to use our services where English is not their first language, with the option of face-to-face translation, where necessary. This service is only to enable access to our services. It is not a general translation service.

The Derbyshire wellbeing service

The Derbyshire wellbeing service (DWS) helps people connect with support services and local communities, for wellbeing, mental health and physical health.

Transport and travel links

You can find information about Derbyshire’s public transport and rail networks on our transport pages.

Immigration support

Migrant Help UK provides advice and support to asylum seekers, refugees and victims of modern slavery and trafficking, email or tel: 0808 801 0503.

Modern slavery and exploitation

Get information and support for people who have suffered labour exploitation and labour abuse. tel: 08000 121700.

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross supports refugees, providing emergency provisions for those facing severe hardship and giving friendly advice to the most vulnerable, email, or tel: 0808 196 3651.

Refugee Council

Contact the Refugee Council for support and advice for refugees and asylum seekers tel: 0207 346 6700.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has support and advice to refugees and asylum seekers and specialist support to victims of modern slavery tel: 0800 808 3733.

Community support

Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB)

Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB) is the largest representative body for Ukrainians and those of Ukrainian descent in the UK. The Derby branch is based at:

Ukrainian Centre
27 Charnwood Street

This is a meeting place for the Ukrainian community.

The centre runs a welcome hub every week on Wednesdays between 10.30am and 2pm for Ukrainian newcomers and their hosts. All are welcome to attend.

To contact the centre tel: 07726 925350 or email or find:

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

All are welcome to attend. Find the Ukranian Greek Catholic Church on Facebook.

Hoverla Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

The Hoverla Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is highly regarded and successful dance troupe perform regularly to share their heritage and cultural roots.

Ukrainian Youth Association

The national base for the Ukrainian Youth Association in Great Britain is in Weston on Trent. You can also find the Ukrainian Youth Association on Facebook.