Some Helpful Information Sites
We have tried to provide trustworthy links, but can’t take responsibility for the information or connections made through them. Please check these pages regularly as advice is progressing quickly
Information Sites on Social Media
Another Facebook Group for support and help is Lewes Helps Ukraine (Lewes and villages)
You can donate in Newick Updated 1 April
Providing Accommodation and Sponsoring
UkraineTakeShelter.com is an independent platform helping to connect Ukrainian refugees with potential hosts and housing. We encourage you to use this site if you wish to host Ukrainian people in your home or in accommodation you may have. Please remember to DELETE your listing when you have accepted guests.
UK Government sponsorship Scheme:
This site provides an overview of the government’s stance on the Ukrainian refugee situation. The government WILL NOT MATCH Sponsors with refugees who have no connection to the UK
Agencies that Support Refugees
Lewes Organisation in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers. This group has a wealth of information and experiences working with refugees from all over the world.
Sanctuary Foundation NGO support
Sponsors and refugees can register at this site.
This group helps refugee families to safety through the Community Sponsorship Scheme
Community Sponsorship guidance and advice
UK Ukraine Community group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/1104035060373910/permalink/1111010929676323
Lewes District Council
Local information from the District Council
East Sussex County Council
Local information from the County Council
UK GOV Homes for Ukraine Information
Homes for Ukraine scheme: frequently asked questions
Guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK
This is a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK. It also includes specific information for those arriving on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
Housing – What do I need to make sure my home is suitable for my guest
Can people bring their pets
Free Rail Travel to get to your host
Opening a Bank Account