BRADFORD Council has revealed the number of Ukrainian refugees in Bradford and the support it is offering to help the refugees set up their new lives in the city.

Currently, 84 Ukrainian refugees are living in the city with hosts via the Homes for Ukraine Scheme, with 230 other refugees matched up with families who should be arriving shortly.

A spokesperson for Bradford Council said:” Bradford as a City of Sanctuary is looking forward to welcoming Ukrainians.

“We are currently supporting 84 refugees under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme.

“A further 230 are already matched to families and should arrive soon."

The council is offering support to refugees through support workers for both the refugee and the host, helping with benefit applications, and making the initial, one-off, £200 cash payment from the government.

The spokesperson added a range of other support the council is offering: “Assistance with opening a bank account, English language, and cultural orientation classes, Help with school’s registration, Assistance with GP, dentist, other health care provider registration, Employment, and training support, Access to mediation, Information, advice and signposting to a wide range of other services.

“We are also carrying out housing, safeguarding, and DBS checks as required by the government.

“The Council is working with the local Ukrainian Club on Legrams Lane which is providing community and cultural support.”