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.
Wicklow County Council Community Response Forum is coordinating the community-led response to provide support to Ukrainian refugees in County Wicklow.
Contact email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Coming to Ireland from Ukraine information page (in English only):
- visas and immigration
- social welfare
- healthcare and medical cards
- working in Ireland
- education: enrolling in school and third level education
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
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.
Tusla guide on school places in Ukrainian for Parents and Carers. Посібник для батьків та опікунів щодо подання заяв до школи
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: email@example.com
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
Contact County Wicklow Volunteer Centre if you wish to volunteer to offer support to Ukrainian refugees in the local area.
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