This page has been created to signpost to the various support groups, organisations and information supporting Ukrainian people living in the UK.

As a humanitarian crisis unfolds in Ukraine, we want to reach out to all of our Ukrainian residents, and anyone with friends and families affected by, or concerned about, events in Ukraine.

Find below several available resources for Ukrainians living in the UK.  

 

Practical ways to help:

Charities helping Ukrainian refugees by taking donations for their emergency crisis appeals:

 

In Warwickshire: 

Polish Centre in Leamington 

 

 

National Support and Information

‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme - The scheme will offer a route to those who want to come to the UK who have someone here willing to provide them with a home. It 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.

Support for family members of British nationals in Ukraine, and Ukrainian nationals in Ukraine and the UK.

Information on travel advice to and from Ukraine.

West Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership has pulled together UK Government announcements on Ukraine and the offers of support in the West Midlands, the UK and internationally Find more information. 

Updates on new measures to welcome Ukrainians to the UK by RESET- Communities and Refugees 

Settled is a charity dedicated to helping vulnerable people secure their rights in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme. Settled has launched a dedicated help service which can be reached at ukrainefamilyscheme@settled.org.uk.

Supporting New Arrivals from Ukraine through Global Sanctuary Foundation

For anyone wanting to contact loved ones in Ukraine, BT, EE and O2 are making calls, texts and data to and from the region free or removing roaming charges. Check with your phone provider for details.
 

Immigration advice

Pro bono solicitors. A group of volunteer legal professionals with immigration/asylum expertise was set up on 28 February 2022 to provide free UK immigration and asylum advice to Ukrainian citizens affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. To request advice, please contact ukraine@freemovement.org.uk with some details of your circumstances and advice needed. To learn more, visit their web page

Legal aid solicitors. If you are on a low income and need help from an immigration solicitor, you can search the list of legal aid providers. Legal aid is not "public funds" for the purpose of immigration rules, so you can apply even if you are on a visa that doesn't normally give you access to public funds (such as benefits).

Immigration advisers. You can also find an immigration adviser on the Home Office adviser finder tool. Select the level of advice required and the location. You can filter the search to view Not Fee Charging (free) advisers only. 

 

This page will be updated if more support groups or information are provided.

(Updated 14/03/2022)

Published: 2nd March 2022