Information for arrivals, hosts and organisations
The No Accommodation Network (NACCOM) have created a hosting toolkit from 2020
City of Sanctuary Things to Consider Before Applying to Sponsor:
City of Sanctuary Webinar Recording: Supporting Refugees have posted their introductory webinar series on how best to support refugees and foster welcome in your community on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okYZERxpgbs
Reset UK provide resources and information for hosts partaking in the Homes for Ukraine scheme, and run information webinars.
Refugee Action Good Practice have created resources and guidance to help frontline organisations connect, respond and adapt to the Ukraine crisis.
RESET Community Sponsorship - Community Sponsorship is a unique opportunity for you to make a practical contribution to a refugee family as they rebuild their lives in a new country. Volunteers work together in a group to welcome families and provide practical support to access services, learn English and adapt to a new culture. https://resetuk.org/volunteer
Reset Homes for Ukraine have created a useful Sponsor Toolkit
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU) have created a useful resource for how the various ways Ukrainian arrivals can stay in the UK
Thrive LDN have created a resource for hosts and organisations on helping with displaced Ukrainians' concerns or worries
Opra offers help to support Ukrainians to sustainably rebuild their lives in the UK, as well as emergency assistance and long-term support for Ukrainians in the UK.
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit's Information about Afghanistan page for information regarding ARAP/Resettlement Schemes and their summary on the options for people seeking asylum in the UK from Afghanistan (also in Dari and Pashtu)
Europia have posted their 'Essential information about the support available to Ukrainians in the UK and Europia’s response'
Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) supports refugees at their drop-in Centre based in Moss Side. Their services are tailored to the needs of refugees, who understand the specific difficulties they face, which include language barriers, cultural issues, and lack of familiarity with British systems. Because of their experience, they also understand the interaction between immigration status and welfare and housing entitlements.
The Sanctuary Course is an introduction to refugee safety, wellbeing and support. From safeguarding to trauma and from cross-cultural communication to community integration this course provides essential basic training for all those living, working or volunteering with refugees.
The SayHi Translate app - Conversational translation in 101 languages including Ukrainian, Urdu, Somoan. Have a conversation in two languages and easily understand each other
Download: Cultural Sensitivity Sheets by HealthProm as part of VCS Emergencies Partnership: click to download in || English || Ukrainian || Russian
Physical / Practical Resources
Download: British Red Cross’s Information for Ukrainian national arriving in the UK click to download
Vodafone are offering 200 preloaded free SIM cards for charities to apply for. https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/everyone-connected/charities-connected
British Red Cross can provide £50 Emergency preloaded credit cards for free via the British Red Cross support line: 0808 196 3651
There are lots of foodbanks and community grocers in Manchester for those who need a little bit of help with food and essentials when they arrive in the UK. Find support with buying food: https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/food-banks/