Ukraine - Lymm & District Ukraine Group meetings

here's the video of the Lymm & District Ukraine Group meeting from Friday 25th March 2022: https://youtu.be/JsNolVH8s3g

 

The video is nearly 90 minutes long. Feel free to dip in & out using the notes and timings below:

00:04:20

Lisa Hughes – experiences of Ukraine from a business visitor’s perspective

00:11:10

Kristen Bender – guidance for families interested in sponsoring a family, advice on some of the issues, concerns, local support, practical advice on how the process is currently working. Visa application process.

00:25:00

Sue Davidson – Warburton (please note that this is just in Trafford!) mother and hopefully sponsor to a mother and daughter from Khardiv, Ukraine, discussing the experiences of the hosting process as at 25th March 2022

00:46:00

Graham Gowland, Lymm Parish and Warrington Borough Councillor, highlighting local council current position and support plans, and current processes (focussed on Warrington Borough Council)

00:48:20

Questions:

Q1 – Visa applications where the Ukrainian in question has limited documentation due to circumstances – suggested that all Ukrainian people should have access to an online bill payments system – details to follow can be downloaded in English (which will aid the UK visa process), and should have proof of address. Details to be added to Lymm & District Ukraine Help Facebook Group.

00:50:25

Q2 – most Ukrainians have online bank statements, that can be downloaded in English.

00:51:20

Q3 – Highlighting the plans to check refugees with DBS style checks / safeguarding for hosts (though noted that most refugees are expected to be mothers with children. Highlighted that UK social services are expected to be involved.

00:52:40

Q4 - The question is from a host expecting a family of four coming via Dublin, where the family will split – how to apply for the visa(s), e.g. do both host households need to apply for separate visas?

00:54:30

Q5 – Sarah Rotchell – Lymm Baptist Church Children & Families worker, with contacts to families needing assistance just over the border in ****. Plans to aid Ukrainian families in & around Lymm.

00:56:30

Q6 – asks about getting DBS checks in advance (don’t bother), fingerprinting concerns (not thought to be a problem), travel passes, dedicated HMRC telephone number.

Part 2

00:56:25

Graham Gowland – WBC funding plans, formal & local support needs & plans.

00:59:00

Kirsty James, Lymm Sanctuary Hub, practical support, local donation hub

01:04:00

Caroline Barr – local primary school position, discussions and plans so far…

01:05:50

Kieran Walshe – LHS Governor – LHS position & plans

01:07:15

Sue Davidson – question about further education for Ukrainian refugees in the UK

01:08:40

Inna - Planned support for Ukrainian language learning for younger children

(apologies – Inna is off camera shot to avoid filming young children)

01:15:10

Lisa Glover – introduction & offer of help

01:16:16

Question about applying for secondary school place (answered by Kieran Walshe)

01:17:25

Question about hosting when only one single room is available, discussion about separating families / how to manage larger / extended families

01:22:30

question about longer term housing in & around Lymm

01:23:35

Question about translation services for hosting someone with complex medical needs and very limited English language skills (poor audio)

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