January Newsletter

Monthly Update from the Team at the Hub – January 2023

Firstly, a very Happy New Year to you all and wishing peace and happiness in the year to come to you and your families.

It was lovely to end the year at the Hub on the 16th December with so much generosity of spirit and joy with shared singing and reflections. It was wonderful for all of us to see so many of you and to end such a difficult year in the spirit of hope.

The Website

Every month this letter begins with a reminder that the website should be one of your go to sites. New information is continuing to be uploaded and over the coming months this will increase with so many of you moving from hosts to your own homes. As we gather information it will be put on the site to help guide you. https://salisburyukrainehub.org.uk/

Hub Activities

The Hub will be open every Friday between 10 -12 and we look forward to seeing many of you over the coming weeks.

English classes at Salisbury Methodist Church will continue from 6th January:


Thursdays 10.30-12.00

Fridays 10.30-11.30


Fridays 10.30-11.30

Additional English Classes


Wiltshire College – January classes

They are busy courses but for advice on how to join a course contact:

Email Tom.evans@wiltshire.ac.uk

Reminder – English in Salisbury – Summer school for 11 – 17 year olds

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 juliancslewis@outlook.com


Currently there are several recruitment events in Salisbury Jobcentre .

12th January: Centre Parks interviews for positions with Longleat, booking appointments is available via Jobcentre work coaches.

18th January: Centre Parks Open Day for anyone interested (Part time / full time positions available) See attached flyer

25th January: Recruitment Day in the Jobcentre with several employers including the NHS.

Otherwise a really helpful site to look at jobs we advertise is : Find a job – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Wanting to be self employed? The Jobscentre can help you with this and through selfemployment@seetecpluss.co.uk

And there is an opportunity to boost your employment skills through an online course starting on 19th January. See the flyer attached, call 01225 770478 or email familyandcommunitylearning@wiltshire.gov.uk

Support and Advice

Form Filling

We know that form filling and job applications can be difficult. Support is provided by the Salvation Army, Cara Upham, 6 – 10 Salt Lane. Cara is the Employment Plus support worker with the remit to support people looking for work. She is able to help to fill in forms and write CVs. She is also able to support with other form filling related to tax and Universal Credit. Cara’s details are as follows:

Cara Upham
Employment Development Coordinator – Southern Division
The Salvation Army – Employment Plus UK
Address for correspondence: 6-10 Salt Lane, Salisbury, SP1 1EE
Mobile: 07552 863060
Email: cara.upham@salvationarmy.org.uk

And don’t forget the Citizens Advice Bureau. There are a range of ways to get in touch with them – they can give advice on most topics that might concern you, including housing and agreements. They advise on the phone, email or webchat or you can book a face-to-face appointment. This is their website to give you an idea of what you might need and how to access advice.


With increased energy costs and rising inflation Salisbury library offers a warm and friendly welcome this winter, together with lots of useful advice.

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
  • A free warm space to sit, stay and take part in activities
  • 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 https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/libraries-news

And a reminder to visit the Salvation Army on Saturdays for free clothing.

And the Foodbank at Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays a Foodbank is available at St Pauls Church, Fisherton Street, Salisbury.