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.
- Birmingham – Several organisations are collecting donations: https://barms.org.uk/
- Armac Group have offered to support Ukrainian Lorry drivers with parking in Birmingham and flights to Poland.
- London Plus have put together a list of organisations helping Ukrainians in the UK and in the region, which is available here.
- Accredited immigration advice available here.
- Free immigration advice for Ukrainians.
- The Work Rights Centre have prepared a FAQ summarising current information for people who need to flee, the situation in neighbouring countries and where to find immigration advice, here.
- Hope not Hate provide briefings on far-right threat and support via: mailto:email@example.com which may be a helpful resource on hate crime.
- Sunflower of peace
- United Help Ukraine
- Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain
- Voices of Children
Practical ways to help:
Charities helping Ukrainian refugees by taking donations for their emergency crisis appeals:
- British Red Cross,
- Choose Love
- Project Hope
- International Rescue Committee
- Ukraine Humanitarian Fund by UN
- Ukrainian Embassy has set up its own donation service With Ukraine,
- Polish Humanitarian Action
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.