The situation in Ukraine is leaving millions of people in desperate need of support and has resulted in refugees fleeing the country.
The UK government has set up two schemes – the Ukraine Family Scheme and the Homes for Ukraine sponsorship scheme – to help Ukrainians come to the UK.
The Homes for Ukraine scheme allows Ukrainian nationals and their family members to come to the UK if they have a named sponsor.
The Ukraine Family Scheme allows applicants to join family members or extend their stay in the UK. This scheme does not involve payments to sponsors, and is run directly by the Home Office without involvement from Hounslow Council.
Hounslow Council has a coordinating and supporting role for sponsors and people arriving from Ukraine, once they have been matched by the Government.
Supporting people in Ukraine
The Disaster Emergency Committee has launched a Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to support DEC charities and their local partners in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries to help provide food, water, shelter and medical assistance. You can donate here.