Domestic Abuse – Supporting Survivors

Domestic abuse can be described as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence. Usually, the abuse is from a partner or ex-partner, but it can also be from a family member or carer.

A Hosting Experience

When your guests arrive you may find yourself in a new situation: living with people you never met before, uncertain of what to do and how to approach challenges, and yet equally, in charge of things as it’s your home.

Culture Corner: Ukrainians in the UK

Are you hosting a Ukrainian? Would you like to learn more about the cultural differences you may encounter? Katia, who is Ukrainian herself, has shared with us what she discovered about the differences between Ukrainian and UK culture.

Supporting the Wellbeing of Your Guest 

“In many ways, mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it. Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental […]

Trauma Awareness and Self-Care for Hosts

Mental health, self care and being aware of trauma are things that we think hosts should be aware of. Becoming a host will expose you to many situations that you might not know how to approach, both for you and your guests. This resource is not a tool to diagnose or treat those who are experiencing the effects of trauma but to raise awareness and guide hosts on how to best offer understanding and support to refugees.

“Who is a refugee?” – Understanding Terminology in the Homes for Ukraine Scheme

The Homes for Ukraine scheme uses different terminology to refer to the individuals who are part of the process. You may have also found that when talking about displaced or migrating people, terms are used interchangeably to mean the same thing, however, certain terms are appropriate depending on people’s experiences and circumstances. Below, you can find out more about what each term is, and when to use it.

Financial Matters

Financial matters under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme can be confusing. We’ve made this resource to help you get a better idea of finances related to the scheme. For most people, talking about financial matters can be uncomfortable and daunting, especially with new guests in your home that you want to make feel welcome.

Free or Low Cost Travel for Ukrainians

To help you and your guest arrange transport to the UK we put together a list of suggestions as to what is available in different countries across Europe. The list below is correct as of 20th December 2022.

What to discuss in an online meeting with your guests

As part of the process of matching, you will be provided with some information about the Ukrainian family you have been potentially matched with. We think it is important for you to have a conversation to get to know each other a little bit before you go ahead and apply for a visa.