Hosting and Arrival

Being forced to start a new life in a different country can seem daunting, but a network of support has developed to help Ukrainians coming to Birmingham.

North Birmingham for Ukraine

Support Network

Hosting/Finding a Sponsor

The Homes for Ukraine scheme allows Ukrainian citizens to be hosted by British families. Under the scheme, Ukrainians will have leave to remain in Britain for three years with the right to work, receive benefits and access to health care. 

Homes for Ukraine matches sponsors in the UK with people from Ukraine.

      Government Guidance

      • Guidance for Guests

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      • UK Visa support for Ukrainian Nationals

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      • Welcome Guide for Ukrainian Children Under 18

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      • Bringing pets into the UK

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          Advice and Support After Arrival

          Refugee and Migrant Centre

          Each Ukrainian guest and host will be allocated a dedicated caseworker with the Refugee and Migrant Centre who will be responsible for advising the guest and leading them through the steps to settle in Birmingham.

          Spring Housing

          Offers advice when moving on from host to independent living and financial support to assist with deposit, the first few months’ rent and utilities.

           * Representatives from RMC and Spring Housing usually come to our Monday ESOL sessions and will be available to talk to guests face-to-face.


          Being based in Sutton Coldfield, we are able to offer targeted advice and support in North Birmingham along with ESOL lessons and organised social events to help build new friendships. 

          Feel free to contact us for advice and support.

              Ukrainian Refugee Help

               Based in London this group have built a detailed informative website:


              Moseley for Ukraine Advice Sheets


              A good source of information and advice. Moseley for Ukraine holds a drop in session every Wednesday for guests or hosts and have produced the following helpful documents :

              • Completing the Ukraine Visa Application

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              • Post Visa Application Process

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              • After arrival in the UK: a Guide for Hosts and Ukrainian Guests

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                  Welcome to Birmingham

                  Host and Ukrainian Welcome Pack

                  Produced by the Refugee and Migrant Centre, an informative document on living in Birmingham.

                  Welcome Pack for Ukraine

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