Limerick Ukrainian Accommodation event by Doras and Limerick Council will provide information to those unsure about the process of housing Ukrainian refugees.
The event is for people interested in providing accommodation for Ukrainians
By I Love Limerick correspondent Stella Gordon
This Thursday, October 13, at 6pm, Limerick City and County Council and Doras are hosting a Limerick Ukrainian accommodation information event for anyone who is thinking about or already providing host accommodation for Ukrainians in and around Limerick. It will take place in the Kilmurray Lodge Hotel, Dublin Road, Limerick, V94 WTC9 at 6pm.
Doras is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working to promote and protect human rights since the year 2000. Their core areas of work include Direct Support, Advocacy and Campaigns, and Integration Planning. Doras is actively working to support Ukrainian and other refugees and migrants to access safety, shelter and support in Ireland. Their website offers detailed information and resources to Ukrainian nationals seeking to come to Ireland.
This Limerick Ukrainian accommodation information evening hosted by Doras is an opportunity for people to meet other hosts and to ask questions of experts in the field. As of July 10, almost 1,500 Ukrainian refugees were recorded to be living in Limerick. This figure has since risen and will more than likely continue to rise as the war in Ukraine further escalates.
Representatives from the Irish Red Cross, Limerick City and County Council, Doras and other organisations involved in supporting hosts and beneficiaries will be present.
The session will start at 6pm with an opportunity to meet and discuss over light refreshments. At 7pm, a number of organisations will talk on what you should know as a host (Garda vetting, agreement, etc.), relationships with your guests and what they should expect, the services and supports available to your guest, training for hosts and responding to the challenges of hosting refugees.
This event will also be of interest to others involved in supporting people from Ukraine.
John Lannon, CEO of Doras said, “What we want to provide is an opportunity for people who are hosting Ukrainians to meet other people who are doing the same, so they can share experiences. We’re also giving them an opportunity to ask questions, and if there’s any gaps in their information, we can address that at the event.”
“There has been a great outpour of generosity in terms of the provision of accommodation for Ukrainians but sometimes people who may have a spare room or apartment are unsure about how it might work, so this is an opportunity for them to find out more,” explained John Lannon.
Registration for this free event can be done through Eventbrite HERE
For more stories on Doras go HERE