SEVERAL community support hubs have been set up across Shropshire to help Ukraine refugees who’ve arrived in the county and one is planned for Ludlow.

Shropshire Supports Refugees have opened two support hubs in Shrewsbury with help from Shropshire Council and the town centre management team.

The hubs offer a place where individuals and families can get together to socialise, make new friends and seek support, including accessing clothes, toys, food and sim cards for mobile phones.

Both hubs have become very popular and are being well attended, with an average visitor attendance of 30 to 40 people a day.

The hubs have also been offering training sessions for hosts and volunteers.

Libraries as well as local leisure and tourism organisations are also offering their services to help Ukraine guests access visitor attractions and integrate into the local community.

In addition to the two hubs in Shrewsbury, three more are being planned, and will be opening up in Ludlow, Oswestry and Wem .