Support for Ukraine
We will do all we can to support those fleeing the war in Ukraine and are working with our partners to provide assistance.
Information from the Government
The Government has published a range of information and guidance at www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/russian-invasion-of-Ukraine-UK-government-response
They have also published a welcome pack for Ukrainians arriving in the UK which is available here: Welcome! A guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK (publishing.service.gov.uk)
Further information includes:
- Guidance for people arriving in the UK
- Guidance for sponsors
- How to register under the homes for Ukraine campaign
- Frequently asked questions
- Information on accessing financial support
- Guidance for coming to the UK with pets
They are updating these pages regularly, so keep checking back for the latest information.
Hampshire County Council’s role
Hampshire County Council is leading the local response to helping Ukrainian families moving to the area through the Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme.
On the Hampshire County Council website, you will find:
Guidance for sponsors, which includes key information for those looking to host a Ukrainian family.
Donating to support Ukraine
We are recommending that those who wish to provide support to Ukrainian families donate to UK charities that have launched appeals.
These include but are not limited to:
- British Red Cross
- Action Against Hunger
- CARE International UK
- International Rescue Committee
- World Vision
The reason we are recommending this approach is that these charities have the infrastructure, experience and connections on the ground to be able to make a difference. Financial support will also allow them to direct the relevant resources to where they are needed.
Advice for family members of British nationals in Ukraine
If you are a resident with friends and family in Ukraine and need information or support, contact the Ukrainian Embassy
The Government has published advice for family members of British nationals who usually live in Ukraine. Click the links below to visit GOV.UK.
www.ukrainianswelcome.org is a "one-stop shop" of useful websites, helplines, and other information – anything from where to get basic travel and housing advice to opening a bank account and understanding your rights as a worker.