Donating money is one of the best ways you can support the people of Ukraine. Several major charities have launched special appeals in light of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. You can support some of them below.
Offer to House a Ukrainian Refugee
Offers of accommodation can range from complete houses to rooms in homes as well as offers of paying for housing where people don’t have spare space in their own properties.
The Home Office announced it is rolling out the Homes for Ukraine programme which allows individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to offer accommodation to Ukrainian refugees for at least six months.
Sponsored Ukrainians will then be granted three years’ leave to remain in the UK, with entitlement to work and access public services. Someone is eligible for the scheme if they are a Ukrainian national or the immediate family member of a Ukrainian national, and were resident in Ukraine prior to 1 January 2022.
If you have a named person who you wish to sponsor you should get in contact with them directly and prepare to fill in a visa application with all their details and yours. The visa application will go live on Friday 18 March.
If you don’t know anyone who you wish to sponsor you may wish to get in touch with charities, faith groups or local community organisations who are starting to make connections between individuals.
Know Anyone Who Needs Support Leaving Ukraine?
My office and I are here to help any constituents who need support leaving Ukraine.
You can contact me at:
[email protected] or 01225 307 024.