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Resources for Arrivals

> Information for arrivals, hosts and organisations + Practical / physical resources

Information for arrivals, hosts and organisations


The No Accommodation Network (NACCOM)
NACCOM created a hosting toolkit in 2020.


City of Sanctuary
Things to Consider Before Applying to Sponsor

Webinar Recording
Supporting Refugees have posted their introductory webinar series on how best to support refugees and foster welcome in your community on YouTube.


Reset UK
Resources and information for hosts partaking in the Homes for Ukraine scheme, and run information webinars. 


Refugee Action Good Practice
Resources and guidance to help frontline organisations connect, respond and adapt to the Ukraine crisis. 


RESET Community Sponsorship 
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. 

Sponsor Toolkit


Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU)
A useful resource for how the various ways Ukrainian arrivals can stay in the UK.

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).


Thrive LDN
A resource for hosts and organisations on helping with displaced Ukrainians' concerns or worries 


Homes For Ukraine-Manchester/Stockport UK-будинки для України
A Facebook group created to help Ukrainians seeking help, shelter, accommodation during the war.


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.   


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 Foundation
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.   


Solace has launched two new free e-learning courses aimed at those who want to improve their support for the emotional wellbeing of asylum seekers and 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.


HealthProm Ukrainian Cultural Sensitivity Sheets
Ukrainian Refugees Cultural Sensitivity Sheet - Base Guidelines by HealthProm as part of VCS Emergencies Partnership.
Download in English
Download in Ukrainian
Download in Russian


British Red Cross
Information for Ukrainian nationals arriving in the UK


North West CVS Organisations
A list of CVS organisations in the North West.

Physical / Practical Resources


Vodafone is offering 200 preloaded free SIM cards for charities to apply for. 


The 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.

The Trussell Trust have a map of foodbanks for people to find their closest foodbank centre.


Free travel for 48 hours for Ukrainians arriving in Greater Manchester.

Travel information and support in Greater Manchester.

Page last reviewed: 13 September 2022

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