As the number of refugees fleeing the war passed 3.3mn Ukrainian refugees will start to arrive in the UK as part of the resettlement scheme this week.
We are all wondering what we can do to help. On this page we will collect information on how the support will be provided so groups and individuals can have a helpful point of access.
The Homes for Ukraine scheme has now been launched. The scheme will allow any UK resident to host refugees in their home. For full information on the scheme, and to register your interest, please visit
The UK Government and leading charities are emphasising that cash donations are of most help at this time. You can use the link below to donate to the official DEC donation site
The Charity Commission have produced guidance on the most commonly asked questions and will be reviewing this guidance regularly.
DBS Checks for refugees and asylum seekers with less than 5 years address history
This is an issue that is coming up more frequently at the moment for refugees of all nationalities who have not been in the country for 5 years.
It is possible to get a DBS for people who have lived in the country for less than 5 years and the process on how to do it is available here http://www.sheffieldvolunteercentre.org.uk/dbs-checks-for-asylum-seekers
Other information about DBS checks can be found:
Other useful general information: