A TOTAL of 121 Ukrainians are expected to arrive in Eastbourne to live following the terrible war with Russia.

East Sussex County Council has provided this information:

Almost 100 Ukrainian refugees are known to have already arrived in East Sussex through the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

The data we receive from the Government is imperfect but this is how we believe our current guests and hosts are distributed:

Eastbourne 6 Arrivals 3

Wealden 44 Arrivals 19.

We believe at least 1077 Ukrainians have already been matched with 446 households across the county.

Eastbourne 121 Total expected arrivals 55 Total matched households

Wealden 474 Total expected arrivals 182 Total matched households

These figures represent only the Homes for Ukraine scheme and do not include people arriving on Ukraine Family Visas or through independent arrangements.

Good progress is being made on welcoming and supporting arrivals, thanks to a great community effort across East Sussex.