How can you help those affected by the war in Ukraine
Homes for Ukraine: register your interest
If you want to offer a home to people fleeing Ukraine, you can become a ‘sponsor’ as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme. Use this service to register your interest in becoming a sponsor. You can register as an individual or as an organisation on the Governments Homes for Ukraine: register your interest page.
- Advice if you are a host living in Wales and sponsoring a person or family from Ukraine: Homes for Ukraine: guidance for sponsors
Apply for a Ukraine Family Scheme visa
The Ukraine Family Scheme allows applicants to join family members or extend their stay in the UK. Learn more at the Governments Apply for a Ukraine Family Scheme visa page.
Other ways to help:
If you want to help but cannot offer accommodation, you can donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee. This group of charities work on the ground in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to provide essentials, including food, water, shelter and medical assistance.
People wishing to donate, to help with the Ukraine appeal, should do so as a financial donation through the appropriate channels, such as the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). This is the preferred option rather than by making physical donations of goods as these can cause logistical issues.
Welsh Government Guidance can be found on the Ukraine and Welsh Governments Ukraine: support for people affected pages.
Advice on how public bodies can support the Homes for Ukraine scheme: Homes for Ukraine: guidance for local authorities
Dedicated helpline for arrivals and sponsors
Sponsors in Wales can call the free helpline on 0808 175 1508 for advice.
A dedicated helpline has been launched for people arriving in Wales from Ukraine and for people who are acting as sponsors to provide advice and guidance.
- For callers in the UK, the number is: Freephone 0808 175 1508.
- For callers outside the UK, the number is: +44 20 4542 5671.
News and Information
Update on the Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Following the people of Wales’ incredibly positive response to the Welsh Government’s Super Sponsor scheme, which has resulted in over 2000 visas being issued to date, Ministers have announced a temporary operational pause on new applications during June.
Ukraine Crisis: Help and Guidance
This webpage contains all of the updates and information shared for safeguarding professionals, refugees, and the general public.
Homes for Ukraine: safeguarding and modern slavery guidance
Advice on how public bodies can help protect people living in households from Ukraine.
Homes for Ukraine: A Reset service for community welcome
A new Welcome Ticket will provide refugees and people from Ukraine with free bus travel and they will also receive free entry to Cadw sites across Wales.
The first matches are being made under the Homes for Ukraine scheme to enable people fleeing the war in Ukraine to seek safety in Wales and the UK.