Published: 15 March 2022
𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐄𝐃𝐃𝐂 𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐥'𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐔𝐤𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐠𝐞𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐬:
Statement from Mark Williams, CEO EDDC:
You will all be aware of the growing humanitarian crisis emerging from the conflict in Ukraine.
EDDC are working with a range of partners to develop suitable local responses particularly with regards to the UK Government Ukraine Family Visa scheme and the Homes for Ukraine scheme announced yesterday. The specific role for local government in support for each is still emerging from Whitehall and I will provide a wider briefing on this as soon as possible.
In the meantime, for those offering accommodation locally, you may want to direct them to Homes for Ukraine – Homes for Ukraine – Local Sponsorship Scheme for Ukraine (campaign.gov.uk
) where they can register interest direct with Government. The link also contains some Frequently Asked Questions for would-be accommodation providers.
EDDC are following national and international guidance that those wishing to offer donations on the ground are best served in making financial contributions, particularly to Home | Disasters Emergency Committee (dec.org.uk
). We may review local responses should numbers of Ukrainian refugees with particular needs start to settle locally.
The Council’s website is being updated with the latest information and will provide wider background and links: Information and support - East Devon; www.eastdevon.gov.uk