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Anne Robson Trust

The charity provides a helpline for anyone who is struggling to cope with facing their own death or the death of someone they care about. Whether they are family members, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, or even a member of the care staff who may just need someone to talk to; we understand the pressures of caring for people who are nearing the end of life. Calls are free and confidential. 0808 801 0688 or visit www.annerobsontrust.org.uk/helpline-service

We're adding information to this page as it comes in. If there's anything you want to see added here, please contact the Council on the usual email.

Help for Ukraine (updated 18.4.2022)

There are many charities collecting donations, both financial and supplies. The fastest way to help is to donate to a D.E.C. appeal by donating online. Alternatively you can ring 01204 770822.

You can also make a donation via the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. 

The Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator have urged people to "give safely" to registered charities helping and supporting those affected by the invasion of Ukraine.

Anyone wishing to sponsor (provide a home) for someone to live in the UK for a minimum of 6 months can find the latest government advice https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk

To make a donation towards the UN's humanitarian work - Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund UN Crisis Relief. The Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal fund is also accepting donations.

If you are a resident with friends or family in Ukraine and need information or support about what is happening, you can contact the Ukrainian Embassy. Advice on temporary concessions for Ukrainian nationals applying to join a family route 

Devon County Council have a shared microsite where the latest guidance and information for guests and sponsors is available - https://www.devon.gov.uk/supporting-ukraine/ 

If you have key questions on the support available to hosts and guests in Devon, there is a dedicated email address health.ukrainesettlement-mailbox@devon.gov.uk where you should be able to get the latest information

Be aware that West Devon County Council will be conducting Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks as part of the sponsorship approval process.

HealthProm (UK charity supporting migrant families) has produced a guide on cultural sensitivities which people might want to be aware of when welcoming Ukrainian refugees.

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