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We've created a factsheet filled with useful information for people hosting guests from Ukraine, and for those who would like to know more about becoming a host.
Our FAQ for hosts includes information on:
- The Homes for Ukraine and Scottish Super Sponsor schemes
- How to become a host
- Matching with a guest from Ukraine
- Your roles and responsibilities as a host
- Funding and finance
- Support for people arriving from Ukraine
- Support for hosts
Through the UK Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme, members of the public are invited to provide accommodation in their own homes to people fleeing the war.
The Scottish Government has been acting as a 'super sponsor' for people arriving via the Homes for Ukraine scheme. This means that people fleeing the war do not have to arrange an individual sponsor before coming to Scotland. IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Scottish Government has paused its Ukraine Super Sponsor scheme.
The Scottish Government has produced Super Sponsor Scheme and Homes for Ukraine: guidance for hosts.
The UK government has created Homes for Ukraine: sponsor guides.
RESET has produced a toolkit for hosts: Homes for Ukraine Toolkit.
Barnardo’s, in partnership with NSPCC, Save the Children and RCPCH has produced Advice for Host Families.
No Accommodation Network (NACCOM) has also produced guidance:
The Scottish Government has produced Ukraine psychological wellbeing pack: guidance for host families.
The pack for host families includes information on:
- how you can help those you are hosting
- taking care of yourself and your family
- holding your own children in mind
- how to get help for those you are hosting
- accessing support for your own mental health and wellbeing
- general resources
- specific resources for children
To find advice and support for people who have arrived in Scotland after fleeing the war in Ukraine, please check Ukraine psychological wellbeing advice pack: guidance for Ukrainian arrivals.
Barnardo's has also set up a Ukrainian Support Helpline which provides free counselling and practical support to people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine. Call free on 0800 148 8586. Information about their helpline is available in Ukrainian and Russian.
The Scottish Government has produced Super Sponsor Scheme and Homes for Ukraine: guidance for local authorities.
Become a Scottish Refugee Council fundraiser and help people fleeing war to settle in Scotland
From fun runs and sponsored walks to concerts and coffee mornings, there are so many ways that you can make a difference.
At Scottish Refugee Council we work with people seeking safety from conflicts all around the world. We help people who have recently come to Scotland to find their feet, settle in and rebuild their lives.
Other ways to help
The Disasters Emergency Committee and local charities are working in Ukraine and on the borders of neighbouring countries to provide food, shelter and medical help to people fleeing the war. They have launched an urgent appeal: Donate here.