This page has been created to signpost to the various support groups, organisations and information supporting the Government’s Homes for Ukraine Scheme.
Information for Hosts
Have you signed up to be a host/sponsor under the Government’s Homes for Ukraine Scheme and been matched with a family who have had their visas approved?
If you have not already been in contact with a member of the team at Hyndburn Borough Council please get in touch by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know the expected arrival date of your guests. You can also contact us this way to ask any questions.
You are invited to join our Facebook support group ‘Hyndburn Ukrainians and Hosts’ to connect with others in a similar situation.
Hyndburn Borough Council will be in touch to conduct your housing inspection, invite you to local networking groups and signpost you to the additional support available locally.
Local organisation, Maundy Relief, are hosting weekly networking meetings for Ukrainian guests and host families. For information please email: email@example.com or come along to the next meeting. The weekly networking meetings are Thursday, 10.30-12.30 at 36 Abbey Street (above Maundy’s furniture shop).
Thank you Payment for hosts
The Government has provided funding to assist Sponsors within the Homes for Ukraine Scheme. The amount to be paid is £350 per month per property (not per guest) in arrears for up to a year from the guests’ arrival, so long as the Sponsor continues to host under the terms of the Scheme.
The payment is optional and Sponsors must apply to receive payment by completing this application form.
National Support and Information
Offers of housing
Sign up to offer accommodation under the Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme
Lancashire County Council have more information on supporting the Ukraine on their website here:
Lancashire County Council also have more specific information on the Homes for Ukraine scheme in Lancashire here:
The GOV.UK website has more information on how the Homes for Ukraine Scheme will work:
The GOV.UK website also has information about being a sponsor:
Support for family members of British nationals in Ukraine, and Ukrainian nationals in Ukraine and the UK.
Information on travel advice to and from Ukraine.
For anyone wanting to contact loved ones in Ukraine, BT, EE and O2 are making calls, texts and data to and from the region free or removing roaming charges. Check with your phone provider for details.
The best way to support the Ukraine is to donate money, rather than donating clothing and other goods.
Make a donation to support the Ukraine:
British Red Cross
Disasters Emergency Committee
United Help Ukraine