Ashbourne 4 Ukraine

Ashbourne 4 Ukraine

We have partnered with other churches, charities, organisations and businesses in Ashbourne to create the ‘Ashbourne 4 Ukraine’ forum. We believe together we can support those in need better than we can individually

If you want to join the Ashbourne 4 Ukraine forum, please join our facebook group. If you’re not on facebook, send us a message and we will keep you update via email (

Host & Local Welcome Booklets

Please see below for host & welcome booklets. If you would prefer a physical copy of these, please pick them one from Ashbourne Elim Church. We are hoping to have some placed in other local businesses soon.

Helpful Phrases

Put together by a team from Ashbourne4Ukraine and Ashbourne Refugee Community Sponsorship group, please see below for some basic phrases translated into both Ukrainian and Russian – with helpful phonetic guidance

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Derbyshire Resettlement Team are working in partnership with Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service to offer ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) provision over the summer period before our learning programme begins again in earnest in September. We will be running an online class which can be accessed from laptops or mobile devices from after half term taught by a qualified ESOL tutor. The class details are below:

ESOL English Skills

Start date 7/6/22

End date 6/9/22

Class time/day: Tuesday 10am-12pm

Venue: Online.

In addition to this, we will be setting up ‘Let’s Talk’ conversation groups in local Adult Education Centres on a Thursday morning for 1hour, where learners can come in and practice the skills they are learning in class face to face with a Learning Support Assistant (the locations of these will depend on the location of learner across Derbyshire). The class and the conversation groups will be FREE to all learners and you may wish to join our classes in September to begin working towards ESOL qualifications.

If you would like more information about these sessions, email

Are you hosting a Ukrainian family?

If you are expecting a family or individual from Ukraine to arrive with you and want some help and support with that – we would love to help you. Please do reach out and get in touch and we can help as much as we can. We have produced welcome packs for Ukrainian families and host packs for hosts with further information about support available on.

There is a whatsapp group for any local hosts to join. If you have put in a visa application or if your family has already arrived, please email us ( if you’d like to join that group.

Matching with Refugee Families

We are aware of some Ukrainian families who have links with Ashbourne and the surrounding areas – we will post any families or individuals that we know about on our closed facebook group. If you are not on facebook but would like to be kept updated, please let us know via email.

There are some national charities who are working to match hosts in the UK with Ukrainian families or individuals. If you would like to look into that, please see the links below

Helpful Links

There are lots of great organisations both nationally and locally that are available to support. Check out these helpful links below:

Organisations represented at Ashbourne 4 Ukraine

  • Ashbourne Elim Church
  • Ashbourne Methodist Church
  • Ashbourne Refugee Community Sponsorship Group
  • One World Group
  • Ashbourne Churches Together
  • Ashbourne Rotary Club
  • Denstone Village
  • Stepping Stone Shoes
  • Ashbourne Foodbank
  • Boylestone Village
  • Ashbourne Medical Practice
  • Ashbourne Town Council
  • Ashbourne Baptist Church
  • Ashbourne News Telegraph
  • DPD Group
  • Sticky Fingers
  • Derbyshire Dales CVS
  • St Oswalds Primary School
  • QEGS
  • St Oswalds Church
  • Theo Trust
  • Various potential hosts