Homes for Ukraine Scheme

The government has unveiled the ‘Homes for Ukraine Scheme’.

This offers a route to those who want to come to the UK who have someone here willing to provide them with a home.

The scheme will enable individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to volunteer accommodation and provide a route to safety for Ukrainians, and their immediate family members, forced to escape their homeland.

We will welcome as many arrivals as possible, based on the number of sponsors.

Ukrainian refugees arriving under this scheme will be able to:

  • Live and work in the UK for up to three years
  • Access healthcare, benefits, employment support, education, and English language tuition

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, the registration page can be found at the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/register-interest-homes-ukraine

Herefordshire Refugee Appeal

In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in the Ukraine, Herefordshire Community Foundation have launched its Herefordshire Refugee Appeal.

Donations will be used to fund the transport of essential goods from Herefordshire to Ukraine.

More widely, the fund will be used to support the needs of refugees (Ukranians and other displaced people) arriving into and living in Herefordshire.

Find out more: www.herefordshirecf.org

Looking for someone from Ukraine to sponsor?

The Diocese are partnering with Citizens UK who will support potential sponsors seeking to accommodate Ukrainians through the Government’s new ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme. Citizens UK has a long track record of supporting communities to welcome refugees, and will be working with charities and organisations in the Ukraine to develop matches.  

This initiative is open to anyone wishing to offer accommodation and is not church specific. The offer is also open if you have already identified someone in the Ukraine but would like support with form-filling, travel arrangements and support once people arrive.

Please contact Liz Mackay via email liz.mackay@hereford.anglican.org or call 07484 679671 with the following details if you are interested in joining this initiative:

  • Contact details
  • Location of accommodation
  • Type of accommodation e.g. shared / self-contained
  • Number of adults/children that could be accommodated

Citizens UK are working closely with Reset, who have established an online portal for matching sponsors to people from the Ukraine.

It is possible to register your interest with both organisations.

Welcome guide from the UK Government for Ukrainians

Click on the following link to view a welcome guide:

Welcome! A guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK (publishing.service.gov.uk)