Homes For Ukraine

Through the UK Government’s sponsorship scheme, members of the public are invited to provide accommodation in their own homes to people fleeing the war. To find out more about this scheme and to register your interest in taking part, go to: Homes for Ukraine

Please read the Homes for Ukraine scheme: Frequently Asked Questions on the Gov.uk website for more details.

Information sessions for hosts

We’ve teamed up with the Scottish Government to run online information sessions for people in Scotland hosting refugees from Ukraine.

These sessions are for anyone who is interested in hosting or has registered to host people from Ukraine, either privately or through the Scottish Government’s Ukraine Super Sponsor scheme. The sessions will be held on Zoom and will last around 90 minutes.

Details of upcoming sessions will appear here soon.

Useful links

The Scottish Government has produced Super Sponsor Guidance for Hosts

The UK government has created Homes for Ukraine Sponsor Guidance

RESET has produced a toolkit for hosts: Homes for Ukraine Sponsor toolkit

Barnardo’s, in partnership with NSPCC, Save the Children and RCPCH has produced Advice for Host Families

No Accommodation Network (NACCOM) has also produced guidance:

Psychological wellbeing

The Scottish Government has produced psychological wellbeing packs for guests from Ukraine and their hosts.

The pack for hosts includes information on:

  • how you can help those you are hosting
  • taking care of yourself and your family
  • holding your own children in mind
  • how to get help for those you are hosting
  • accessing support for your own mental health and wellbeing
  • general resources
  • specific resources for children

Download your copy here.

Information for local authorities

The Scottish Government has produced Super Sponsor Scheme and Homes for Ukraine: guidance for local authorities

Other ways to help

Read Ready Scotland’s guide to supporting humanitarian causes.

The Disasters Emergency Committee and local charities are working in Ukraine and on the borders of neighbouring countries to provide food, shelter and medical help to people fleeing the war. They have launched an urgent appeal:  Donate here

At Scottish Refugee Council we work with people seeking safety from conflicts all around the world. We help people who have recently come to Scotland to find their feet, settle in and rebuild their lives. Please support our work with refugees in Scotland.

 

Chris Afuakwah
Author: Chris Afuakwah