Useful Links

Help and tips on welcoming your family

This is an excellent guide to the Ukraine culture, including how to welcome guests:

https://www.countrynavigator.com/a-cultural-guide-to-hosting-refugees-from-ukraine/

An excellent article from someone who has welcomed a Syrian refugee and what to ask, and more importantly, what not to ask:

https://www.standard.co.uk/insider/hosting-a-refugee-what-to-expect-homes-for-ukraine-b990187.html

A guide on how to communicate when someone doesn't speak your language.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DYX28LgqpoZggfXIQ462qEWRkwFbORSw/view?usp=sharing

Links to other useful Information

A very helpful set of Government FAQ's on the 'Homes for Ukraine' scheme.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-scheme-frequently-asked-questions

Homes For Ukraine : Government Sponsor Guidance

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-sponsor-guidance

Youtube video of the Sanctuary Foundation – very useful information about the hosting process and how to welcome families

https://youtu.be/4n-Wmru5LIA

 

The Times – article on hosting

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/e59ad7f8-a6fb-11ec-a0e9-23fd932feb90?shareToken=ea2e4f3b035b1035f0a99e4a9b396729

 

Free language courses – learn some Ukranian!

https://www.duolingo.com/

 

If the family wish to bring a pet

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/emergency-support-put-in-place-for-ukrainian-nationals-entering-the-uk-with-their-pets

 

The Farnham Lions can support by providing essential household furniture

https://www.farnhamlions.org.uk/community/communitycare/communitystore.html