Pop by and say hi or Привіт!

Monday, 30 January, 2023

Havant Borough Council will be opening its doors once again to welcome Ukrainian refugees and their hosts.

The free drop-in session will take place on Tuesday 7 February between 11am and 2pm at the Plaza, offering face-to-face advice and support.

The council’s community, housing and benefits team will be joined by representatives from the Job Centre, Health Service, Citizens' Advice and the Rural Refugee Network. 

Assistance from Community First and Havant and East Hants MIND will also be available.

To make the session feel ‘homely and friendly’ Ukrainian visitors are encouraged to bring their favourite homemade Ukraine dish to share.  Pizza and refreshments will also be available.

Deputy Leader of Havant Borough Council, Councillor Gwen Robinson, who is also Cabinet Lead for Affordable Housing, Communities and CIL, said: Following on from the positive feedback we received from the last two drop-in sessions, we want to welcome Ukrainian families and UK hosts back to the Plaza.  

“This event is about giving families and hosts the opportunity to meet up and share their experiences. I would encourage those who haven’t attended previously to come and visit to see what help is available."

There is no need to book, just turn up on the day for the free drop-in session at the Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant.   

For more information and support visit www.havant.gov.uk/support-ukraine