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 strat@hyndburnbc.gov.uk 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.

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.

Support information

View the Host Handbook – produced by LCC 

View additional information about free apps to help Ukrainians to learn English

National Support and Information

Offers of housing

Sign up to offer accommodation under the Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme

https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk/

Lancashire County Council have more information on supporting the Ukraine on their website here:

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/council/support-for-ukraine/

Lancashire County Council also have more specific information on the Homes for Ukraine scheme in Lancashire here:

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/council/support-for-ukraine/checklist/

The GOV.UK website has more information on how the Homes for Ukraine Scheme will work:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-scheme-frequently-asked-questions

The GOV.UK website also has information about being a sponsor:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-sponsor-guidance


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

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/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.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/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.


Donations

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:

Crisis Relief

https://crisisrelief.un.org/t/ukraine

British Red Cross

https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appeal

Disasters Emergency Committee

https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

Unicef

https://www.unicef.org/ukraine/en/take-action

United Help Ukraine

https://unitedhelpukraine.org/