Support for Ukraine
Council staff and partners provide a Welcome Club at Huddersfield Ukrainian Club. It provides support for people who have arrived from the Ukraine on a family visa and those who have arrived through the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
More information: Welcome Club at Huddersfield Ukrainian Club
#kirkleeswelcomes also provides support for people who are new to Kirklees and provides information about the services and activities #kirkleeswelcomes offer.
Cross-party statement of support
"Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with the people of Ukraine at this difficult time. The disturbing events are being felt across Europe, the world, and also here in Kirklees.
"We are proud of our Ukrainian community in Kirklees. They enrich our district and make Kirklees the vibrant and welcoming place we know it is. We want the Ukrainian residents of Kirklees to know they have our unwavering support."
The statement was issued by Cllr Shabir Pandor (Leader of the Council and Leader of the Labour Group), Cllr David Hall (Leader of the Conservative Group), Cllr John Lawson (Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group), Cllr Andrew Cooper (Leader of the Green Group), Cllr Charles Greaves (Leader of the Independent Group).
Thank you from the Huddersfield Ukrainian Club
Michael Drapan from the Huddersfield Ukrainian Club shares a heartfelt thank you message to our residents for their support.