Essential information about the support available to Ukrainians in the UK and Europia’s response.

Europia stands in solidarity with Ukraine

Europia continues to listen to the needs of the communities and is working to develop appropriate support for those affected by the Russian war against Ukraine. 

If you or someone around you needs any support regarding what is happening in Ukraine, please don’t hesitate to reach us at: ukraine@europia.org.uk. 

If you are looking for free immigration advice for Ukrainian nationals, please get in touch via: advice@europia.org.uk

Europia’s response

As an initial response, Europia has set up a Facebook fundraising campaign. The collected funds are divided equally to support NGOs working on the ground in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, and Moldova.

Ukrainian Community Sessions

We run Ukrainian Community Sessions (drop-ins)

🗓️ Mondays – every week from 2pm until 6pm
at Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD.

🗓️ Wednesdays – 5th July, 2nd August, 30th August, 27th September

at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 31 Smedley Lane, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8XB

from 16:00 to 19:00

Join us if you are looking for any advice or support.

Europia offers:

  • Wellbeing and emotional support
  • Welfare benefits, housing, and other advice
  • Free immigration advice
  • Upskilling opportunities
  • Emergency grants

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This project is funded by #WeloveManchester & Manchester City Council

Craft sessions

We invite you to our craft sessions at Friends Meeting House (6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS) from 10.30 to 12 pm.

You can enjoy a hot drink while meeting new people and help us by sharing ideas on how we can further support the Ukrainian community.

You can also work on your own craft projects or join our embroidery session while chatting or even share your hobby with us. The sessions will be dedicated to Ukrainian embroidery patterns and delivered in English and Ukrainian. We will provide all the materials you will need.

When?

20th May. 3rd June, 17th June, 1st July from 10.30 am to 12 pm.

Where?

At Friends Meeting House (6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS). It is located behind Manchester Central Library.

Please just come and visit. No need to book ahead!

Homes for Ukraine

Currently, the Homes for Ukraine scheme is open for applications. If you can host for at least six months, you may record your interest as an individual or an organisation by following this link: Register interest: Homes

You may find official guidance for sponsors by following this link: Sponsor guidance. 

You may find helpful guidance on what to consider before registering to host by following this link:  Things for hosts to consider

Alternatively, it is possible to enter the UK by the Family Scheme route: Family Scheme Visa.

If you are considering hosting a refugee with a disability, you may find useful information and contact details by following this link: Independent Living – What about disabled Ukrainians?

Europia’s Emergency Fund

We made Europia’s Emergency Fund available to Ukrainian nationals who need support to buy essential supplies. The application is translated into Ukrainian to make it accessible to everyone who needs it.

Please follow this link for an application form in Ukrainian.

It is also available in EnglishLithuanianPolishRomanian, and Russian. 

Click here for general information about Europia Emergency Fund.

Guidance, resources, and trusted information

Europia has collated trusted resources and public service information from Greater Manchester Local Authorities, the UK Government, and other official bodies.

Click to view the UK Government’s Welcome Guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK. 

Links to information about services in your local authority for Ukrainians and other resources translated into European languages are free to download from the drop-down menus below.

General information

UK response

School & childcare applications

Resources for refugees

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