Barnardo's free helpline to support Ukrainian families

Barnardo’s have a helpline to provide support and care to anyone fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.

You can call the helpline on 0800 148 8586. English, Ukrainian and Russian speakers are available.

The helpline is open Monday to Friday, 10am–8pm and Saturday, 10am–3pm.

You can also use the dedicated email address or visit the Barnardo’s website.

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Welcome To Tower Hamlets Programme

The Welcome to Tower Hamlets programme, #welcome2TowerHamlets, is a new scheme funded by the Ministry of Housing and Communities and Local Government. It aims to support recent migrants to integrate into the community. People who have lived in the UK less than 10 years can take part in the programme. It is being delivered in partnership with community organisations, including ELATT, the Bromley by Bow Centre and account3.

Welcome to Tower Hamlets offers migrants free ESOL classes (English Speakers of Other Languages), conversations clubs and volunteering opportunities. We have developed an information resource to help migrants integrate into the local community. We want to understand the changing needs of migrants so we can support them better.

If you have specific queries about the projects, please contact the delivery partners. If you want to know more about the programme email