Ukraine: How You Can Help

Following the saddening events unfolding in Ukraine affecting millions of families, many constituents have contacted me to ask for more information regarding donations and sponsorship details to help Ukrainian refugees. 

The HOMES FOR UKRAINE SCHEME HAS NOW OPENED

This scheme enables individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to volunteer their accommodation for free of charge and welcome Ukrainian refugees to the UK safely - including those who do not have family ties to the UK. Sponsors should provide accommodation for as long as they are able, with a minimum expectation of 6 months and in return you will receive £350 per month. 

​​​​​Ukrainian refugees arriving under this scheme will be able to:

  • Live and work in the UK for up to three years

  • Access healthcare, benefits, employment support, education, and English language tuition

If you would like to sign up as a sponsor then please register your interest here: Homes for Ukraine – Homes for Ukraine – Local Sponsorship Scheme for Ukraine (campaign.gov.uk)

 

Please follow these links for more information on how you can donate to Ukrainian families:

  1. Help for Ukraine - how residents of Ashford can donate and contribute to the humanitarian crisis.
  2. Ukraine: what you can do to help - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
  3. What you can do to help Ukrainians as Russia invades (kentonline.co.uk)
  4. UNICEF Ukraine
  5. Donate to UK for UNHCR (unrefugees.org.uk)
  6. Ukraine | British Red Cross
  7. United Help Ukraine – Helping People. Saving Lives.

I’d like to thank you for all your incredible help that will help thousands of Ukrainian families in need during a terrible crisis.