Homes for Ukraine – Local sponsorship scheme
The Government has launched the Homes for Ukraine scheme. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and hosting an individual or family, further information on this and the links to register can be found on the GOV.UK website.
For information of documents that a Ukrainian can use as a form of identification and for the purpose of travel can be found on the Public Register of Authentic identity and travel Documents Online (PRADO) website.
North Lincolnshire Council are here to support individuals and communities to offer Ukrainians the warmest welcome possible to the UK and we will be in contact to offer support and guidance directly to sponsors.
Should you have any immediate questions please contact the Resettlement Team on RefugeeResettlement@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297000.
Information about the UK and life in North Lincolnshire can be found on the information for refugees page.
Barnardo’s free helpline to support Ukrainian families
Barnardo’s has set up a Ukrainian Support Helpline to provide a holistic support service and is available to anyone fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.
The helpline number is 0800 148 8586 and is open Monday to Friday, 10am – 8pm and Saturday, 10am – 3pm. Callers will be able to get help and advice on a range of topics.
The free helpline is staffed by English, Ukrainian and Russian speakers, to offer support to children and families arriving in the UK from Ukraine.
A dedicated email address email@example.com and webpage have also been set up for those assisting with the Ukraine response.
Funding and donations of money
Independent financial donations help organisations to be able to respond quickly and effectively to unpredictable emergency situations, and to meet individual needs, especially as the funding that organisations do have is stretched and often not flexible.
If you can donate money, please donate to organisations or community groups that demonstrate an understanding of community needs, safe and legal working practices, and systems of accountability. These include national and international organisations such as the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors Without Borders).
Please ensure you undertake due diligence and appropriate checking before donating to newly established charities.
Visit the Disaster Emergency Committee website
Visit the British Red Cross: Humanitarian aid in Ukraine website
Visit the MSF Doctors Without Borders website