A family walking in the snow pulling a suitcase.

£650m support for refugees

A new support package for refugees, announced in December, includes increased ‘thank you’ payments for longer-term hosts of Ukrainian arrivals and a £500 million fund for councils to acquire housing stock for those fleeing conflict.

A packed car boot filled with supplies

A humanitarian crisis

Councillor Doug Pullen returned from the Ukraine/Poland border, where he helped transport people to safety and deliver essential supplies as part of humanitarian efforts to help those fleeing the war in Russia.