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Welcome to Tunbridge Wells

This newsletter is brought to you by community groups and organisations supporting Ukrainians arriving in the borough of Tunbridge Wells.

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TW Ukraine Job Club

Starts 20 May

Mosaic Centre 46 Quarry Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2EZ

A new weekly club from 2pm to 4.30pm

Helping guests to find work including support with job search sites, CV & application form preparation and interview practice. 

To book a place email:

PLUS - on 20 May hear about

  • Job opportunities with 24-7 Employment Solutions
  • Flexible self-employment opportunities with Houseproud

Asks for help

The Ukraine Relief Group that operates from the TN2 Community Hub needs bicycles - if you have one that you don't need, please consider donating it. They are open on Wednesdays 2pm-8pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm - Demand is high to allow our guests to get around without becoming a burden to hosts. 
Also - if you are a decent hand at fixing bikes, or know someone else who is, please contact them as some of the bikes need a bit of fixing. is their Facebook group

A group sending relief goods to Ukraine would like a set of commercial scales to weigh the goods - if you have something suitable, please email who will pass on the message.


English Language Courses

Kent Adult Education Centre offer a range of course to support learning English. Most of these are free. Their English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses are for people whose first language is not English. They will help improve spoken and written English, help prepare to find a job and help gain a Trinity ESOL qualification. 

Find out more.


Free mental health awareness workshops

Mind West Kent are offering free workshops for anyone currently supporting – or expecting to support – Ukrainian refugees. This includes hosts, sponsors, those who volunteer or work for public sector or voluntary organisations involved in the support effort, and community representatives from churches, schools and social activity clubs/groups.

Find out more


Meet Ups

Sunflower Club Every Sunday 3pm to 5pm - United Emmanuel Church -  1 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells TN4 8AE
An informal meeting place for Ukrainians and their sponsors over a cup of tea or coffee. No need to book, just turn up!

St James Church Every Wednesday 7pm to 9pm - Meet up for Ukrainians and their hosts 1 Ferndale, Tunbridge Wells TN2 3RL

King Charles the Martyr, Every Thursday 4pm to 6pm - Welcoming all Ukrainian guests and their hosts and supporters. Refreshments, activities, and a time to meet, learn from each other and relax. Anyone can come! near the church, at 3 Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TA

Free Karate for children and adults

CMA Karate UK are offering Ukrainians free Children and Adult Karate sessions at St Mark's school, Tunbridge Wells on Thursdays and in Wadhurst on Mondays.
All information on dates and timings can be found on their website:
Before attending, please email or


English Language Help

Conversation and Coffee English Classes

Run by qualified ESOL teachers. Free to join, email to register your details.
Please choose from one of the following class times:

Monday 1.45pm to 2.15pm
Mosaic Centre, 46 Quarry Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2EZ
Adults only, no creche facilities are available.
Tuesday 10am to 11.30am
Christ Church, High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1UT
Creche provided - please pre-book and confirm age of child.
Tuesday 7pm to 8.30pm
Christian Fellowship, Hanover Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1EY
Creche provided - please pre-book and confirm age of child.
Let's Talk English

Twice weekly conversation class for Teens (aged 12-16 years old)
Every Monday 10am to 11am and Wednesday 11am to 12pm
Starting Monday 23 May
Victoria Suite, Camden Centre, Royal Victoria Place, TN1 2SW
To register for the twice a week class, please email:

TW Ukraine

Our website is packed with information for our Ukrainian guests and local hosts.

It has loads of information for hosts, guests, the local community, cultural differences, and so on.

This will be updated as times and the needs of our Ukrainian guests change. There will be details of how people can help in the local community, what they can donate and how to volunteer. 

The website was put together by the fantastic people at Yoyo Design, who gave their time and resource for free to design and build the site.


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