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Ukraine: useful resources

We aim to keep this page updated with new information, resources and events.

FOR HOSTS

  • Our list of things Hosts should think about before signing up. See here.
  • Apply to be a host here.
  • RESET have now launched a register to support civil society organisations and the UK Government to find suitable accommodation for people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.
  • NACCOM have two good practice guides for hosting: Key Considerations for Prospective Hosts and Key Considerations for Hosts and Hosting Organisations
  • UK Government hosting guide, see here. Government Application Guidance, see here.
  • Welsh Government hosting guide, see here.
  • NACCOM have launched a hosting ‘good practice’ guide. Download it here.
  • The Scottish Government will be acting as a ‘super sponsor‘  for people from Ukraine who are looking for a host in Scotland. To apply via the Homes for Ukraine scheme, click here and select SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT as the sponsor. We will update about details of this route as they become clearer.
  • Attend one of our information webinars about the practicalities of hosting and supporting all refugees.
  • The VITA Network have created a ‘safe refuge’ welcome pack which you can use as a template to help prepare yourselves and your guests for their arrival. It takes you through some of the key pieces of information that you may wish to share with guests. Remember to ask your guests if there is anything in addition they would like to know or would find useful.
  • Doctors of the World UK have produced some resources on access to healthcare in the UK, in a range of different languages, including Ukrainian and Russian. They also have a downloadable NHS GP Access card which outlines that everyone in England is entitled to register and receive treatment from a GP practice.
  • Thrive LDN have produced new guidance, training and resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of displaced Ukrainians, see here.
  • Insurers have agreed that for homeowners accommodating people from Ukraine in their home there is no need to contact your insurer, see here for more info.
  • Dr Gill Martin, a psychotherapist specialising in refugee mental health, has compiled a very useful list of Host Guidelines.
  • Lonely Planet have made their Ukrainian phrasebook free to access.

FOR UKRAINIAN PEOPLE SEEKING SANCTUARY

If you do not feel safe or your host does not make you feel safe, get in touch with your local council’s safeguarding lead. If it is an emergency and you need help now call 999.

  • Institute of Translation and Interpretation have put together these Ukrainian translation resources.
  • Ukraine Advice Project. This is a group of volunteer legal professionals with immigration and asylum expertise. They are providing a free service to connect Ukrainian citizens (and others fleeing Ukraine) with free legal advice on UK immigration, visas and asylum from qualified and regulated lawyers.
  • Here for Good. Free legal advice for those applying to come to the UK from Ukraine.
  • Settled. Settled supports the rights and wellbeing of EU citizens in the UK and responds to the emerging challenges that they face as a result of Brexit and with using the new digital-only immigration status.
  • Barnardo’s have launched a helpline where they offer therapy with a qualified psychotherapist, advice and practical support such as access to digital devices as well as toys for children, vital baby items and more.
  • Sole Survivor have resources on resources to help you Understand Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • UK Government welcome guidance for Ukrainians. See here.
  • Several travel companies are offering free travel to get to the UK:

Services in Scotland for Ukrainians

  • Scottish Refugee Council: Online sessions and telephone advice line. Call the freephone helpline on 0808 196 7274, or register here for one of the information sessions. You can find their factsheets here.
  • JustRight Scotland: Free legal advice for Ukrainians, funded by the Scottish government.
  • NHS Scotland have put together health information and related topics in Ukrainian, see here.
  • Free tuitiion for displaced Ukrainian students, see here.

FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES

  • Government guidance on the Homes for Ukraine scheme. See here.
  • Guidance for Scottish local authorities, see here.
  • Guidance for Welsh local authorities, see here.
  • Guidance for Northern Irish authorities, see here.