We captured the voices of 13 Ukrainian nationals living in Greater Manchester in 12 podcasts.
Tune in to Voices of Ukraine podcast and hear the stories of those who have had to leave everything behind to start a new life in Greater Manchester.
We listen to their journeys, the challenges they’ve faced and are facing, and the cultural differences they’ve encountered. Through their stories, we’ll gain insight into their hopes for the future, and their messages to the policymakers and people of Greater Manchester.
You can ask your smart speaker: “Play the Voices of Ukraine podcast”, or find it on the platforms below:
You can listen to our podcast on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Podcast or try the RSS Feed by clicking on the links above, these will take you to your chosen platform to listen.
Or simply click on ”You are now listening” under every episode to listen directly.
We want Ukrainian stories to be heard by decision makers, in turn allowing them to be more responsive to identified needs.
The aim of this project is to influence medium and longer-term planning by statutory and VCSE support providers, provide valuable insight on improving future emergency responses in Greater Manchester and empower those who participate.
Each episode is the voice of an Ukrainian newcomer sharing their stories about their new life in Greater Manchester.
Victoria is a wife and a mother of two who moved from Ukraine to Greater Manchester to live with her husband’s family.
Svetlana moved to the Greater Manchester with her daughter. She shares her experiences of leaving Ukraine and settling in the UK. She talks about the challenges she faced during her journey, the difficulties of navigating the UK’s paperwork and healthcare systems, and the struggle to find suitable accommodation.
Darina talks about difficulties in finding housing and socializing, while her mother shares her positive impressions and talks about the kindness of British people. as well as the language barrier. Don’t miss this inspiring conversation that sheds light on the resilience of these incredible individuals. Tune in to hear their message to the British community and discover the fascinating stories behind these remarkable refugees.
Pavlo initially planned to send his family while staying in Ukraine, but eventually decided to join them due to worsening conditions and the high cost of living in the UK not being able to provide for the family from Ukraine. He highlights some surprising differences in daily life. Pavlo is one of the fortunate ones as he landed a good job quickly thanks to his skills. He also talks abut his children and their adaptation and struggles with the language barrier.
Anna escaped Ukraine with her newborn baby. She talks about the welcoming embrace of a host family in the UK. Anna reunites with her husband in the UK where he saw his newborn for the first time. She also talks about overcoming language barriers and finding support within the Ukrainian community.
Sofia moved to Greater Machester with her child. Listen as she speaks about her experiences and joruney to the UK and how the safety of her child is her priority.
Yana and Yulia share their journey of resilience and hope. Listen to their experiences as they talk about overcoming language barriers, building a new business, and embracing the vibrant multiculturalism of Britain as they offer a unique perspective on their experiences. Don’t miss this compelling interview that sheds light on the realities of refugees and the importance of support from policymakers. Tune in now.
Tanya’s story is one of resilience, hope, and the power of community. She opens up about finding a job that matches her skills, and the importance of social connections. Discover the highs and lows of Tanya’s integration process and gain valuable insights into the support provided to Ukrainians in Greater Manchester.
Igor is a young man who moved to the UK with his family. He is talking about the difference in education and his hopes for the future as well as current challenges of his family.
Lisa discover her motivations, the challenges she faced, and her experiences adapting to a new culture and job market. Gain valuable insights into the support systems for immigrants and the importance of social connections.
Marina talks about the challenges she has faced, and navigating the complex immigration process. From the difficulties of obtaining visas to the struggle of finding a place to live and enroll her daughter in school, this interview sheds light on the realities of starting a new in a foreign country. Listen, as she talks about the host family’s kindness, the cultural differences encountered, and the overwhelming bureaucracy faced along the way.
Alex left Ukraine before the war and helped his family evacuate to Poland after the war started. Although he faced initial challenges with accommodation, he is grateful for the support he received and shares how people here are very welcoming.He talks about his current and future goals.
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