Guernsey Ukrainian Sponsorship Scheme
In the early days of the War, before we became a registered charity, we were asked to support the Sanctuary Foundation in their efforts to convince the UK government to allow Ukrainian refugees to enter the country. We put together the video above, not only to promote the Sanctuary’s request but also as a means to prompt our own States of Guernsey to act swiftly once the UK scheme was adopted. We are happy to say that the on island Family Scheme has been in place for a number of weeks and the Sponsorship Scheme is now being rolled out.
Recognising that immediate aid is not only a requirement abroad, we as a charity, see an immediate need for language skills to be applied across not only the States of Guernsey but the support network that needs to be in place for inbound Ukrainian beneficiaries. We have created a team of interpreters to facilitate this goal.
The States of Guernsey have reached out to us and requested our interpreter services. Our Interpreter Team is made up using the linguistics skills provided by community projects Guernsey Ukraine Support Hub and Stand With Ukraine Guernsey lead by Humanitarian Aid Guernsey VSI Team Leader, Natalie Fielding.
We are also liaising with the States of Guernsey over Policy and Best Practice. We have met with the Luxembourg volunteer service who work closely with their government, to provide refugee support and now we and the States are working in partnership to deliver a similar program on island.
For more information, follow the links below
The States of Guernsey Ukraine Coordination Support Team
Phone number 01481 220001 option 3
Email address email@example.com
Humanitarian Aid Guernsey Volunteer Support Interpreter Team Leader
Phone number 07839 190 573
Email address firstname.lastname@example.org