Some Helpful Information Sites

Lewes support for Ukrainian refugees

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

We have pages on Facebook and Instagram 

Another Facebook Group for support and help is Lewes Helps Ukraine (Lewes and villages)

See also,  A crowd-sourced site of guidance for helping settle guests from Ukraine into the UK.

Donating Goods

You can donate in Newick   Updated 1 April

Providing Accommodation and Sponsoring 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

Local Government

Lewes District Council
Local information from the District Council

East Sussex County Council
Local information from the County Council

Latest Update

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.

Updated Version

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

Monzo Bank Account