Support for Ukraine

Leicestershire stands with Ukraine

Information to help support people affected by the invasion of Ukraine. The Government is overseeing the efforts to help refugees alongside local authorities.

Homes for Ukraine scheme

Advice for Ukrainians arriving in the UK

British government: Welcome! A guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK

British Red Cross: Help for Ukrainian nationals

Barnardo's: Ukrainian support helpline

Visa support for Ukrainians and their families 

The Ukraine Family Scheme allows British nationals and people settled in the UK to bring more family members to the country for up to 3 years.

There is other visa support for Ukrainian nationals and their family members.

Translation and interpreting support

Charity Translators have compiled model document translation templates to help with visa applications. These templates can be used free of charge.

An English Ukrainian Bilingual Visual Dictionary has recently been published by DK and is available on DK’s website and other distributors.

School places for Ukrainian refugees

Please note: We are experiencing a very high volume of applications for school places, and we appreciate your patience and understanding whilst we process these. As it can take up to 15 school days to reach and communicate each decision, we politely request waiting for this length of time before contacting the service to follow up on an application.

Please declare that you are making an application for or on behalf of a Ukrainian refugee. If you would like speak to us about school places, please call 0116 305 6684.

Leicestershire schools information

Apply for a school place

Local links

Find your district council in Leicestershire

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Leicestershire police

For Ukrainian guests in Leicestershire

Information for Leicestershire hosts and sponsors

Includes answers to frequently asked questions.

Donate money and essential items

UK businesses and charities sending goods 

UK businesses can contact the Export Support Service for questions relating to the situation in Ukraine and Russia. 

The government advises against businesses sending charitable goods to Ukraine. Exports may be subject to customs declarations, checks, and duty and border taxes. Your donation could be delayed getting to people in need. Donate to a registered charity or trusted scheme instead. 

The Charity Commission has published guidance for charities fundraising for Ukraine. 

The government has published guidance for charities and trustees on the most commonly asked questions.