Ways To Respond In Leeds To The Conflict In Ukraine - Further Updates
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Posted on: 30th April 2022

Ways to respond To The conflict in Ukraine ( This is specifically aimed at the Christian community in Leeds, but most of the information will be relevant to all)

Donate Items

Please pause for now on donating items abroad but Specific Health items still needed (see below).

We are focusing on providing clothes and items to those refugees who are here and other refugees who may be coming here. The Refugee Council is working on providing a building where donations can be sorted and allocated for refugees in Leeds. Contact Duncan.wells@refugeecouncil.org.uk


Medical and other Supplies Needed

Bandages and Dressings, Burn Creams, Tourniquets / Boxes of Matches, Painkillers and Anti-Inflammatories, First Aid Kits and Associated Items, Plasters.

Contact Unity In Poverty Action (UPA) and we will link you to the Leeds Ukranian Centre or another collection point. DavePaterson.upa@gmail.com 07903 123283


Financial Giving

Baptist Mission Society Appeal www.bmsworldmission.org/appeal/ukraine-2022/

USPG Anglican Mission Agency Appeal https://ukraine-emergency-appeal.raisely.com/

Methodist Churches in Great Britain – All We Can Appeal to Ukraine - https://www.allwecan.org.uk/donations/ukraine/

Leeds Together for Ukraine in association with Leeds Community Foundation and Leeds City Council - https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/LeedsTogetherForUkraine

Disasters Emergency Committee https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

Other church families involved include Avail Mission Ukraine, Christ Central and Vineyard. Connect through local contacts.

Update On Hosting Refugees

We encourage people to write to their local or government-based MP to request that Ukrainian refugees who wish to come here, can do as easily as is possible.

To put your name forward to host a refugee, then please register  at homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk

To contact Leeds City Council re:Supporing Ukranians please email:homesforukraine@leeds.gov.uk.

To join a whatsapp group with hots and people offering support, contact us and we will link you. DavePaterson.upa@gmail.com 07903 123283

Immigration Advice

To access free Uk Immigration advice for people fleeing Ukraine - see https://advice-ukraine.co.uk/


Supporting Refugees In Schools

When Ukrainian refugees start to arrive here it’s important that children and families are helped to integrate into British society. If you come across Ukrainian refugees in a school, then please connect them with Leeds Development Education Centre. They can offer invaluable help to schools in connecting children from different backgrounds and nationalities together. Please see this link: https://leedsdec.org.uk/projects/  (Scroll down to the section on School Linking) or email:hannah@leedsdec.org.uk

Joint Statement

Over 100 Church leaders in West Yorkshire have signed a letter in support of Ukrainians who live here or may come her as Refugees and asks for respect to Russians. Please see link letter to Radio Leeds Interview – https://networkleeds.com/news/leeds-based-ukranian-shares-testimony-on-easter-sunda

This document has been put together by Unity in Poverty Action (UPA), part of Leeds Christian Community Trust (LCCT). You can contact us on:

davepaterson.upa@gmail.com or 079 0312 3283

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