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

View Gov.UK webpage about A Homes for Ukraine campaign and frequently asked questions document.

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:

Test Valley support and drop in sessions

Andover - The Lights between 2pm and 4pm

  • 30 April 2024- general queries and chance to meet the team.
  • 14 May- general queries and chance to meet the team.

  • 28 May- what to expect when looking for properties in private rented sector, what we can offer to help.

  • 11 June- general queries and chance to meet the team.

  • 25 June- managing your first tenancy; things to consider when moving into first/ new property.

     

Romsey - Former Magistrates’ Court 1pm– 2:30pm 

  • 29 May- general queries and chance to meet the team.

  • 19 June- managing your first tenancy; things to consider when moving into first/ new property/ queries about Rent Deposit Scheme

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.

Information for Ukrainian guests.

Other ways to help

 

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:

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.

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

Ukrainians Welcome

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.