Getting used to life in Watford

Organisations ready to help

Helping hands
Helping hands

Government information for new arrivals

This government guide (link opens in new tab) provides lots of useful information.

Watford Food Bank

Watford Foodbank helps individuals and families in crisis by providing free emergency food as well as support until the appropriate agencies are in a position to assist. Tel 01923 804435

Mental Health Support

Call 01923 278136 and ask to speak to Katie.

Or you can email the Watford Healthy Hub for support.

Sunflower Social Club

A place for people arriving from Ukraine to meet in a welcoming and supportive environment. Advice and help available, including a conversation class. Other activities / help include gardening club, music, mental wellbeing and a volunteer centre.

Since beginning in 2022, the club has brought together over 200 families.

When: Every Wednesday 11am to 2pm (drop-in session).

Location: St. Mary's Church, Church Street, Watford, WD18 0EG.

Email the team

Contact number: 07836 346 780.

Run by The Formers Players Club

Partners include: Rotary, Herts Police, West Herts College, Minds at War, Sun Sports Watford and 'Homes 4 Ukraine'.

Family support

Home start - (link opens in new tab) is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.


If you have concerns about money you can get advice free from the Watford Citizens Advice Bureau Tel 0800 144 8848 or drop in to Watford Citizens Advice Bureau, St Mary’s Churchyard, High Street, Watford.

Further support available

More information about the support available for people arriving from the Ukraine arriving in Watford, can be found in our Sponsor Handbook (PDF - 1.47MB).

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