We are committed to supporting people fleeing Ukraine, and will work with partners, the government and community groups to do this.

Refugee Schemes

There are two visa schemes in the UK for Ukrainians looking to stay in the UK. Both schemes are free.

Ukraine Family Scheme

The Ukraine Family Scheme allowes family members pf British nationals, UK settled people and others to come to stay in the UK. The scheme is free. People living in the UK as part of the scheme can live, work and study in the UK and access public funding. Find out more about the Ukraine Family Scheme.

Homes for Ukraine 

The Homes for Ukraine scheme allows individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to bring Ukrainians to safety – by nominating a named Ukrainian individual or family to stay with them in their home or in a separate property for at least six months.

If you want to offer a home to people fleeing Ukraine, you can register your interest as an individual or an organisation. 

Join the Homes for Ukraine Scheme.

You can also read frequently asked questions about the scheme

Support for Ukrainian's in North West Leicestershire
Information for Ukrainian's arriving in the district, including where to go for support accessing NHS services, schools and education and more.

Support for Homes for Ukraine hosts
Details to support Homes for Ukraine sponsors, including information about the process and which organisations are involved locally.

Free calls to Ukraine

For anyone wanting to contact loved ones in Ukraine, BT, EE and O2 have made calls, texts, and data to and from the region free or removing roaming charges. Check with your phone provider for details.



One of the best ways to help is by donating money via trusted charities and aid organisations. Donations can reach the areas and organisations much quicker than lorries that must travel thousands of miles to deliver donated goods.

The Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Appeal is a co-ordinated effort with the Red Cross, Christian Aid, Oxfam, and Save The Children. Donations to this appeal are being matched, pound for pound, by the UK Government up to £25 million.

The Associations of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB) was founded in 1946 and is the largest organisation representing Ukrainians and those of Ukrainian descent in the UK.

UNICEF have been working tirelessly to keep children safe since this conflict began eight years ago, and are determined to remain in Ukraine to reach the most vulnerable children and families.


Bardon Truck Park has been collecting donations from the community however they are now only able to accept the following items of need:

  • First Aid (kits/supplies/equipment)
  • Medicines (Paracetamol, Ibuprofen)
  • Calpol
  • Baby Milk (powder)

Please check their Facebook Bardon Truck Park J22 M1 - Home | Facebook for regular updates.

Animal donations

Daisybrook International Canine Transport Services have suspended collections due to a overwhelming response please keep checking their Facebook page for more updates Daisybrook UK & International canine transport services - Home | Facebook 

Last updated: Mon 23 May, 2022 @ 17:31