Help for Ukrainian nationals

Information and support for Ukrainians

Ukraine Embassy in London

If you are a resident with friends and family in Ukraine and need information or support about what is happening please contact the Ukrainian Embassy in London:

For official information on travel advice to and from Ukraine visit GOV.UK.

Ukraine Family Scheme visa

The UK government has published guidance for family members of British nationals, UK settled persons and certain others to come to or stay in the UK under the Ukraine Family Scheme.

Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme

The UK government has published guidance for Ukrainian nationals and their family members to come to the UK under the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme. The Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme allows Ukrainian nationals and their family members to come to the UK if they have a named sponsor under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme. It is free to apply and Ukrainians can stay in the UK for up to three years. Ukrainians will be able to live, work and study in the UK and access public funds.

The Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme has been extended to include unaccompanied children travelling from Ukraine to the UK. The UK government has published guidance for Ukrainian children under the age of 18. 

Learning English in Devon

Visit Learning English in Devon – Supporting Ukraine for:

  • Free English classes and accredited courses throughout Devon;
  • Employment and career support and opportunities including technical skills courses and advice on the job interview process;
  • English resources for learners and teachers;
  • Help for sponsors such as Open University courses on Ukrainian culture and online courses to help guests with English;
  • Children’s learning and support;
  • Upcoming English language workshops and events.

Contact ESOL@devon.gov.uk if you’d like to volunteer as an English teacher, or for further information.

Barnardo’s Ukrainian Support Helpline

The helpline is available to anyone fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. It is staffed by English, Ukrainian and Russian speakers, to offer support to children and families arriving in the UK from Ukraine.

Full details, including opening hours and the phone number, are available on Barnardo’s webpage for Ukrainian Support Helpline

Red Cross help for Ukrainian nationals in the UK

The Red Cross has information and support for people from Ukraine, including a free helpline (with translators available), resources in Ukraine and Russian, and information on how to find missing family in Ukraine.

Support groups in Devon

There are many established charities and new community groups seeking to help Ukraine and to support guests and their sponsors. Find a support group in Devon here.