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Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022
Celebrations will take place later this year as Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
The Jubilee will take place over an extended four-day bank holiday weekend between Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June.
Our dedicated webpage will be updated regularly with the various ways you can get involved across the borough. Visit: Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022
Climate Change Basildon 2030 - Small changes, big impact
Climate Change Basildon 2030 is all about the small changes each of us can make, that when added together have a big impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the borough. To find out more, see: Climate Change Basildon 2030
Guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK and Homes for Ukraine
There is a government guide available for Ukrainians arriving in the UK that covers what you need to know in your first few days, getting used to life in the UK including how to find a home, access essential public services, healthcare, find work and childcare and education services. To find out more, see: Welcome: a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK
If you want to offer a home to people fleeing Ukraine, you can become a 'sponsor' as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme. To record your interest, visit: Homes for Ukraine: record your interest
Barnardo's Ukrainian Support Helpline
In response to the ongoing crisis, Barnardo's has set up the Ukrainian Support Helpline to provide a holistic support service. The helpline is free and available to anyone fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. Call 0800 148 8586 for support.
The helpline is staffed by English, Ukrainian and Russian speakers, to offer support to children and families arriving in the UK from Ukraine. It is open Monday - Friday (10:00am - 8:00pm) and Saturday (10:00am - 3:00pm). Callers will be able to get help and advice on a range of topics.
To contact Barnardo's dedicated email address for those assisting with the Ukraine response, use: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit: Barnardo’s Ukrainian Support Helpline
As the sun's gone each day this week, the Basildon sign has been illuminating purple to raise awareness and show our support on Dementia Action Week.