December Newsletter

Monthly Update from the Team at the Hub – December 2022

This is the last newsletter for the year and it comes with best possible wishes to you all for the Christmas period. It was been such a difficult year for so many but new friendships have been made from adversity and so much generosity of spirit has been shown. Thank you to our Ukrainian guests, hosts and volunteers for helping to make the Hub such a strong community and supportive place.

Thank you too to the organisations who have supported us. These include Salisbury City Council, Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire for Ukraine, Wessex Community Action, NHS Salisbury Hospital, Silver Salisbury, The Listening Place, Salisbury Foodbank, The Pantry Partnership and the Rotary.

The Website

A reminder that all our information is now going onto the website. Please use this valuable resource

Hub Activities and Dates for your diary:

The last Hub coffee and English lessons for 2022 will be on 16th December. We want to make this an extra special hub gathering as it is the last one of the year. Please join us for mince pies, carols – English and Ukrainian, and festive cheer! Also, the free toy event will be having a second morning at the hub for all of you who would like to chose Christmas toys for your children. We are looking forward to seeing you!

The Hub will be open in the New Year from Friday 6th January.

Saturday 17th December an invitation and warm welcome from the Farrant singers to their Christmas Concert. A Christmas celebration with Bach’s setting of the Magnificat plus carols for choir and audience. It is being held at St. Martin’s Church, Salisbury, 7.30pm.

This is a free event for Ukrainian guests. If you would like to attend please let me know, and how many tickets you would like, at so that seats can be reserved for you.

Further details are in the flyer attached.

English in Salisbury – 2023 date for your diary!

Next summer there is the opportunity for 10 free places to be taken at the English summer school for Ukrainian teens in the 11 – 17 age range. It is a wonderful opportunity and the likely dates are 24 July – 4 August. Please note the date and register your interest with Julian Lewis at

English Lessons 2023

English lessons at Salisbury Methodist Church will continue to run next year from 6th January:


Thursdays 10.30-12.00

Fridays 10.30-11.30


Fridays 10.30-11.30

Wiltshire College – January classes

For further information contact:


Bringing Vehicles into the UK

There has been considerable confusion and a lack of clarity of information relating to bringing and keeping a vehicle in the UK from Ukraine. We now have the final answer, we hope!

The process of applying for an extension for keeping your vehicle in the UK under Temporary Admission (using the C110 form) allows relief from paying import duties on a vehicle that has been brought into the UK for up to 3 years.

We have been advised that the C110 Method Of Transport scheme can be used by Ukrainian refugees, please see link below. This is the process you will need to follow:

You will then need to forward the completed form together with a copy of the Biometric Resident Permit to

However, you will need to register a foreign plated vehicle with the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) after 6 months if you plan to remain in the UK. The guidance sets out how to do that. Please find the letter attached with this newsletter for further details.

Additional information relating to bringing in goods and vehicles can be seen below:

Employment Opportunities

See our Jobs section for all current opportunities

Bluebird Care and looking for Care Assistants. This is a rewarding job and where you can make a genuine difference within your local community.

Pay Rates: £11.30ph weekdays, £12.45ph weekends, £20.56ph bank holidays. And there is a full benefits package.

If you are interested or would like more information call: 01722568930, email: Website:

Please see flyer for further details

Support and Advice

Salisbury library offers a warm and friendly welcome this winter

Wiltshire Libraries have launched their warm library offer (Wiltshire Council libraries provide a warm and friendly welcome this winter – Wiltshire Council) including:

  • A free warm space to sit, stay and take part in activities
  • Hot drinks, where possible
  • Warm packs (including a blanket, hot water bottle and a thermal mug) for anyone who would benefit from some free essentials
  • Basic energy advice in all but our smallest libraries and referrals to the energy advisors at Warm and Safe Wiltshire
  • Signposting to community partners and agencies that can support you through the rising cost of living.

Further information can be found at

Please find attached a warm libraries poster and also an updated version of the cost of living poster.

Financial advice and Foodbank

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays a Foodbank is available at St Pauls Church, Fisherton Street, Salisbury. And the Citizens Advice Bureau will be there giving individual financial advice.

Salvation Army

Every Saturday the Salvation Army in Salisbury are opening their doors to give free clothes and other items (including bikes) to Ukrainian guests. All are welcome to get what they need.

Family and Community Learning

Online courses are being run to help with cost cutting and making money go further. Balance your budget is taking place on 8 December between 10 -12am. Please see the flyer for further details.

Wessex Community Action supporting hosts

Support workshops are being run for those supporting Ukrainian refugees on 5th December.

Support for children

Please find attached letter and marketing for further details.

The FUEprogramme is a free holiday activity and food project that offers eligible participants the opportunity to take part in a range of fun activities during school holiday periods in 2022. On each day of the programme all participants will also be provided with a nutritious meal.

The Christmas FUEL camps will run in 10 locations across Wiltshire, Monday to Thursday (10am to 2pm) from 19 December to 22 December.

For further information on camp locations, food provision, activities on offer and the nutritional workshops please visit

To apply for a place to a FUEL camp please follow the link below, applications close at noon on 11 December, places are limited so apply early to ensure you don’t miss out!

Apply for Christmas FUEL camp

Services at the Salisbury Methodist Church

The next orthodox service will be at 11am on 17th December to which everyone is invited.

Hosts and potential Hosts

We know that after Christmas some Ukrainian guests will be looking for new hosts and we would like to put out a plea for more hosts to come forward. If anyone knows anyone who may be interested in hosting please contact

We are also looking for emergency hosts – those willing to take in a single guest or family for a limited time – a few weeks only. Please contact us at the admin email address if you can help or would like to know more.

Please see the flyer for further details