This page contains the latest information in relation to providing support to those affected by the conflict in Ukraine.
The latest national guidance, including information from the Foreign Office is available here - this webpage is available in Ukrainian.
UK Emergency Travel Documents and Emergency Passports are accepted for exit from Ukraine. If you need such a document, you should call +380 44 490 3660 or +44 (0)1908 516666 and select the option for ‘consular services for British nationals.’
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission. If you need urgent help because something has happened to a friend or relative abroad, contact the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in London on 020 7008 5000 (24 hours).
The Ukraine Family Scheme allows family members of British nationals, UK settled persons and certain others to come to or stay in the UK.
Information on how to apply and support guidance is available here.
You can call the free 24/7 helpline on +44 808 164 8810 (0808 164 8810 from within the UK) for help with any questions about the scheme.
If you cannot contact UK 0808 numbers, please use +44 (0)175 390 7510.
This scheme will allow Ukrainians (and their immediate family members) with no family ties to the UK to be sponsored by individuals or organisations who can offer them a home, such as a spare room or unoccupied residential self-contained unit, for a minimum period of 6 months. People arriving under this scheme will be able to live and work in the UK for up to three years and be able to access healthcare, benefits, employment support, education and English language tuition. Individuals and organisations can register interest in being a sponsor here.
The first phase of the scheme will open on 18th March for sponsors who know the individual that they are seeking to sponsor, with the broader scheme following shortly. Details will be made available here once confirmed by central government.
There are a number of charities providing humanitarian relief in Ukraine and with those fleeing the conflict in neighbouring countries. The Disaster Emergency Committee have established a Ukraine Appeal.
Greater Manchester based UK-Med have also established an emergency campaign backed by the Mayor of Greater Manchester. UK-Med is a fronline medical aid charity with a team in the Ukraine responding to emergency health needs. More information is available here.
The Polish Integrated Support Centre has co-ordinated large volumes of donations, including across Greater Manchester and within Bury. These are currently being processed in order to be sent onto to the Poland/Ukraine border. A Whatsapp group has been established for individuals who are able to support in a voluntary capacity with sorting donations – please message 07500632274.
Information on local community groups, advice, support and guidance is available on The Bury Directory, which has a translation function at the top of the page, which converts each webpage on the site into Ukrainian.Back to news