Helpful links

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Homes for Ukraine Scheme

  • Government FAQ on the scheme here
  • Information from Calderdale Council – a page explaining their role in house checks and completing the DBS, health support and workers rights here
  • DBS information – Want to know what a DBS is? Here is a .gov link explaining what they are and why they are done
  • Opora – Our recommended site for matching hosts with Ukrainians. Their help guides and facebook group are very informative. They offer support including free transport and baby equipment for those matched through the platform.
  • Particularly useful: Opora Sponsor guide here and Arrival / welcome pack (in Ukrainian) here
  • The Sanctuary Foundation are supporting the government scheme and sponsors. Their site offers some valuable insights in to welcoming arrivals from Ukraine including the handy Youtube video on the homepage here
  • Pets – .gov information on rules for bringing in pets under the scheme here

Language and Communication

  • Widget visual communication support pack English/Ukrainian – Absolutely brilliant resource for real basics, useful for those with little or no English and for children. Click here
  • Duolingo phrasebook – a handy guide to 300 words and phrases that can help communication between English hosts and Ukrainian guests. Click here

More links

  • This extremely thorough list offers a wide variety of links on a number of subjects relating to the sponsoring process