Homes for Ukraine

Our 3VA team forms part of the Homes for Ukraine partnership in East Sussex which supports Ukrainians, their hosts and their local communities too in the Lewes, Eastbourne and Wealden districts. We help many people in the community with up-to-date informed advice and practical assistance with:

  • Finding a new host, hosting arrangements, support for hosts
  • Housing, renting
  • Benefits
  • Administrative issues, household bills, council tax
  • Employment and taxes
  • Education, schools and training courses
  • English courses and activities to improve your English
  • NHS, GPs and finding a dentist
  • Mental health services
  • Activities for all in the family and events in your area
  • Support groups for Ukrainians and their hosts
  • Ukrainian interpretation support
  • and much more!

We also visit many Ukraine support hubs weekly where you can talk to us and get help in person. Our new drop-ins are also open every Wednesdays and Fridays for one-to-one support: See the List of groups and hubs

Email our team anytime for more information, to book an appointment or for support on or call 07784240481

Subscribe to our Homes for Ukraine news  for up-to-date information on opportunities, events, news and much more on Homes for Ukraine News

Don’t hesitate to contact us for support, help and advice, and we’ll do our best to make an appointment, if you need one. We are here to help you!

More helpful resources

Accommodation Options in East Sussex - English/Ukrainian Webinar
Welfare Benefits including Universal Credit - English/Ukrainian Webinar
Support into Work in East Sussex - English/Ukrainian Webinar

Apply for grants to support the Ukrainian community!

If you are interested in starting a project or activities for Ukrainian members of your community, or are running a project that would benefit from further funding to do this, with themes of:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Group therapy
  • Cookery and professional skills/training
  • Language lessons
  • Music and dance
  • Children groups and activities
  • Sports
  • Or any fun an innovative ideas you may have!

Contact us today as there are grants available to make this happen!

Our team is here to support you with your application, advise you on planning for your project, find solutions to issues and advertise your activities to the communities in your area too

For information on grant funding applications and criteria please see our grants page

Homes for Ukraine Team Programme Manager

Ariane Plumley

Ariane is 3VA’s Homes for Ukraine Team Programme Manager. Ariane has a history of working with asylum seeker and refugee groups, of being a carer for people with disabilities and additional needs, and a Community Interpreter in French and English. Ariane manages our programme’s support to Ukrainians, hosts, the local community and the projects that benefit Ukrainians in East Sussex. Ariane is especially keen on contributing to projects that benefit and strengthen community, especially in supporting migrant groups to integrate and build lives in the UK.

Ariane loves being creative, exploring nature and spending quality time with her children.

Homes for Ukraine Team Administrator

Olena Lavrova

Olena is our Homes for Ukraine Team Administrator. Olena’s background is in volunteering, financial and photographic fields. Olena administers Homes for Ukraine grants for Ukrainians support projects, delivers provision of translation and interpretation in Ukrainian and English and deals with our programme’s communications. Olena is particularly proud of rebuilding of a life in UK for her son and herself after escaping the war in Ukraine and leaving all behind, and in taking part in the very meaningful 3VA HfU project to support her peers in a cause that matters a lot to her heart and life.

Olena loves art, music, dance and yoga, walking on a seashore and in Ashdown Forest, and most of all loves watching her son grow.