Welcome to the Ross Refugee Support Group Website

The group is made up of members of our community with a common aim to support those hosting refugees and their guests staying within Ross-On-Wye and South Herefordshire.

Here you will find information about hosting and living in our area, details of support the group can provide, the activities being organised and how to get involved.

Host & Guest Resources and Information / Ресурси та інформація

Summary of usefull Links for Hosts and Guests arriving and living in our community. See full list / повний список.

How to Host
будинки для україни
Considering Hosting ??
Gov UK
Applying for Visa
Sponsor Guidance
Hereford Council
On Arrival
After Matching – What To Do
Guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK 
Town Map
карта міста
Ross-On-Wye Map
St Marys Church of England
Ross Baptist Church
Registering at Doctor
Pendeen Surgery or
Alton Street Surgery
Local Walks
Ross Swimming Pool & Gym
Events in Ross-0n-Wye
Other Support
Інша підтримка
Katie Craft Warehouse
Hereford Help for Ukraine

English Language

Уроки англійської мови

The English language support groups currently take place on Wednesday evening 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Ross Baptist Church.

These informal groups are differentiated to support learners who are at various stages of their English language acquisition.

All levels welcome!

Social Events

The social team organise regular events and activities which enable groups to meet up and socialise.

Watch this space and our News and Events blog below for upcomming events.

Please contact us if you have any suggestions for events or can offer an activity or venue.

Visit to the Houses of Parliament

On July 20th we had a very early start, leaving Ross at 7.30am for a day trip to London. We had arranged to have a tour of Houses of Parliament for 20 people. Then had a few hours in London for sightseeing and back on the coach at 4pm for the journey home. Although a long, tiring day it was very successful, everyone enjoyed it, particularly learning about the work of Parliament. We provided packed lunches prepared by Caroline Bennett which were very much enjoyed and appreciated.

Past Events

Christmas 2022

Merry Christmas to all our Ukrainian Guests and Hosts Різдвом Христовим усіх наших українських гостей і господарів

Our Christmas party was enjoyed by all. Playing silly games led to lots of fun and laughter, and we had a visit from the Mayor and Father Christmas.

We would like to wish all our Ukrainian guests, our hosts and wonderful volunteer helpers a peaceful time over the festive period, and look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

Ми хочемо побажати всім нашим українським гостям, нашим господарям і чудовим помічникам-волонтерам спокійно провести час у святковий період і з нетерпінням чекаємо зустрічі з вами в новому році.


Our last ‘Share-A-Plate’ meet up on 7th August at the Ross Community Gardens was a great success! We had the opportunity to sample traditional dishes from Ukraine and the UK. We all enjoyed the chance to socialise and play traditional games in the glorious sunshine.

How to get involved

If you are hosting, or are a Ukrainian refugee in the area, then please feel free to contact us. 

If you are considering hosting, then people in this group will be glad to share their experience of what is involved and how to go about it.

If you are not able to host, there are still many ways you can help.  If you have usefull skills or resources available or a little time, then please contact us.  Some ideas of ways to support:

  • Help filling in forms for visas, bank accounts, jobs, benefits etc.
  • Providing transport or taking guests out for the day
  • Offering invitations to your club or social group
  • Assisting with English language learning
  • Baking or making tea for a social event

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