An estate agency which has already donated £50,000 to help the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, is now calling on other firms in the industry to provide jobs for refugees arriving in the UK.
Four weeks ago Brown&Co, which has an office in Poland and Romania as well as colleagues working in Ukraine, made its donation and initial call for jobs - now it is helping facilitate the offers of jobs and housing for refugees.
The firm has placed a form on its own website for people and businesses - in agency and other industries - to register their offers of help.
Brown&Co, with 13 offices across the UK, has clients and contacts, particularly involved in the agricultural industry, able to offer jobs and/or housing.
Managing partner Charles Whitaker says: “We wish to help facilitate the offers of jobs and housing for Ukrainians put forward by our clients.”
To register offers of jobs and/or housing please visit https://updates.brown-co.com/p/7AEX-3S3/assistance-for-ukraine
Or visit www.brown-co.com and click on the link at the top of the page.
Here’s a reminder of government guidelines on making donations:
If you want to donate money, there are a number of charities providing humanitarian relief in Ukraine.
Donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal
Make your donation safely
There are lots of organisations across the UK and internationally who have launched appeals, and you may wish to donate through these organisations instead. There are some simple steps you can take to ensure your money is safe and being used effectively:
Check the charity’s name and registration number using the search the charity register tool
Most charities with an income of £5,000 or more must be registered, which means they are regulated by The Charity Commission
Make sure the charity is genuine before giving any financial information
If in doubt, ask the charity or organisation for more information
Donating essential supplies
One of the best ways to help is by donating cash through trusted charities and aid organisations, rather than donating goods. Cash can be transferred quickly to areas where it is needed and individuals and aid organisations can use it to buy what is most needed. Unsolicited donations of goods, although well-meant, can obstruct supply chains and delay more urgent life-saving assistance from getting through.
Organisations across the UK are gathering essential supplies, such as clothes, first aid and sanitary products. Many charities and community groups will have lists of items they need.
Charities with experience of responding to disasters are best placed to reach victims on the ground.
Apply to be a sponsor
The government will be launching a new sponsorship scheme to make sure that Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes have a route to safety.
The scheme will match people, charities, businesses and community groups to Ukrainians who do not have family ties to the UK.
Details of the scheme and how you can apply will be published shortly by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.