Home for Ukraine – Hosting Information Webinar – Thursday 16 March 7.00pm – 8.30pm

One year on… and the need for hosting is still as great as at the beginning. As you will have seen in the news, the war is still as fierce as ever and families are still being displaced.

Have you or someone you know thought about hosting? Did you register but was unable to be placed with a guest? Have you unanswered questions about hosting?

Join us for a Hosting Information Webinar on Thursday 16 March – 7.00pm – 8.30pm to find out the answers to these questions and more. During the event, hosts and guests will share their experiences and the Support for Ukraine Team will explain how they can support you through hosting, as well as answering any questions you may have.

Click on the link below to join us.

Please share with as many people as you can… each new host means safety for one person or a family from Ukraine.

If you would like any further information before the webinar, please email hosts-for-ukraine@hereford.anglican.org

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 16th March.

Дякую тобі! Thank you!

Lesley Grady

Support for Ukraine Project Officer

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:


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)

A resource prepared by National Association of Therapeutic Parents for use by Ukrainian families, recently arrived in Britain

This document is also translated into Russian and Ukrainian, below.