Supports and Information for Ukrainian Refugees

Image of Ukrainian flag with people standing in a row

We're working closely with local organisations to support Ukrainian refugees in Bray and North Wicklow – for example liaising with local schools to find school places for children, providing conversational English classes and bringing services together to develop a coordinated response.  

A range of supports are being provided in the community through local volunteers who have linked in with Ukranian families and individuals, voluntary organisations, statutory agencies and hotels hosting refugees.  We are one of the agencies providing assistance where requested and we appreciate the support received to date from the wider community.   


Wickow Community Response - Ukrainian crisis information

See: https://www.wicklow.ie/Living/Your-Council/Customer-Care/Community-Response-Ukrainian-Crisis

Wicklow County Council Community Response Forum is coordinating the community-led response to provide support to Ukrainian refugees in County Wicklow. 

Contact email address: communityforum@wicklowcoco.ie
 


Gov.ie website

See: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/bc537-irelands-response-to-the-situation-in-ukraine/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/ukraine/#

Information on the supports and services available to Ukrainian citizens who have come to Ireland: arriving in Ireland, accommodation, social welfare supports, employment, childcare, education, healthcare.


Citizens Information 

Coming to Ireland from Ukraine information page (in English only):


Irish Refugee Council website

See: https://www.irishrefugeecouncil.ie/ukraine-information-note

Ukrainian language information helpline +353 (1) 913 1528.

Information for Ukrainians who have come to Ireland, in English and Ukrainian.   

  • Irish Government resources / Ресурси ірландського уряду
  • Access to Healthcare / Доступ до охорони здоров'я

  • Housing / Житло

  • Adult Education / Освіта дорослих

  • School / Школу


iamukrainian.ie website

A brilliant source of information for Ukrainian refugees in both English and Ukrainian.

Ми - група волонтерів, що намагаються допомогти Україні в цю важку годину. Ми допомагаємо не тільки українцям, але і іноземним громадянам, що проживали в Україні і постраждали від війни. Цей сайт містить корисну інформацію, яка щоденно оновлюється.


Guide for Parents and Carers on School Places 

Tusla guide on school places in Ukrainian for Parents and Carers. Посібник для батьків та опікунів щодо подання заяв до школи


School resources for students

Free downloadable posters with classroom language in Ukrainian, Russian and English for Ukrainian students:  Languages Connect Language Mats


English classes / ВЧИТИ АНГЛІЙСЬКУ

 

The KWETB is running free English language courses in Bray, Greystones, Wicklow Town, Baltinglass, Blessington, Arklow and Carnew. See: https://kildarewicklow.etb.ie/english-classes-for-ukranian-refugees/ Contact: catherinegreene@kwetb.ie  

 

Bray Area Partnership is running free conversational English classes for people living in Bray and North Wicklow - online and in other locations in Bray and North Wicklow. See: https://www.brayareapartnership.ie/node/154 


If you wish to offer accommodation

If you wish to offer accommodation to Ukrainians coming to Ireland email registerofpledges@redcross.ie - see the Redcross website for more information.


If you wish to volunteer in the community to offer support

Contact County Wicklow Volunteer Centre if you wish to volunteer to offer support to Ukrainian refugees in the local area.


If you are a business wanting to offer employment or support

Government page on where to advertise vacancies, plus an online platform for businesses to pledge offers of supplies and services to help Ireland’s humanitarian response to the Ukraine crisis has been set up by the government. See: https://www.gov.ie/en/service/9d222-irelands-humanitarian-response-to-ukraine-crisis-how-businesses-can-help/


Open mornings in Bray for Ukrainian refugees

Bray - NOTE: NO NEW DONATIONS OF CLOTHES OR ESSENTIALS ARE NEEDED AT THIS TIME

Cornerstone Church in the Main Street are holding open mornings with free clothes and essentials, coffee and snacks.

  • Monday 10-11.30am parents and tots - safe indoor space for kids to play, do crafts and games 

For all Ukrainians:

  • Friday 10am-1.00pm
  • Saturday 10am-2.00pm

Psychological First Aid for Refugee Care: Dos and Don'ts - Psychological Society of Ireland

Image of cover of Psychological First Aid for Refugees guide from Psychological Society of Ireland