Salford stands with Ukraine

We stand with Ukraine - Office of the City Mayor

The UK and its allies condemn the Russian government’s unprovoked and premeditated invasion of Ukraine and Salford stands with Ukraine.

If you’re a Salford resident and want to support Ukrainians affected by the invasion, then, find out more information on ways you can help.

Homes for Ukraine

You can offer a place in your home to people fleeing the conflict through the Homes for Ukraine scheme, with financial support available. Join over 150,000 individuals and organisations who have registered their interest in the scheme so far.

Find out more about the Homes for Ukraine scheme

Sponsors will be contacted directly by Salford City Council to arrange a home and DBS check.

If you haven’t heard back, you can contact the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) about your application.

Specific information for those arriving on the Homes for Ukraine scheme can also be found in a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK.

UK visa support for Ukrainian nationals (Ukraine Family Scheme)

Ukrainian nationals and their family members can find safety in the UK:

  • The Ukraine Family Scheme allows applicants to join their family members in the UK.
  • In addition, our new Homes for Ukraine scheme allows anyone fleeing Ukraine to find safety in the UK through sponsorship from the UK public.

Find out more about the Ukraine Family Scheme

Donate safely

One of the best ways to help is by donating through trusted charities and aid organisations, rather than donating goods. You can help by donating money to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Appeal, or other trusted organisations providing humanitarian relief. By donating, you'll help DEC charities provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families.

Donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal

Finding work

United For Ukraine is a dedicated website to help newly arrived Ukrainians easily locate job opportunities and assist their settlement in the UK.

For Ukrainian nationals, it provides a searchable list of job opportunities with employers who have committed to providing good job opportunities in a supportive environment.

For employers, it provides an easy and direct way to communicate job opportunities to Ukrainian nationals coming to the UK. The site also provides a wide range of information on further support that your new colleagues may find helpful.

Find more information and search available job opportunities at United For Ukraine

You can also find information and advice about finding a job, improving your skills and gaining work experience on our Jobs, Skills and Work section.

Social media - staying safe online

The UK Government, Ukrainian Government and others have been sharing messages of support on social media using the hashtag #StandForUkraine
Take care what you share! There is a lot of false information about the conflict circulating online – this is often called misinformation and disinformation. You can do your part to stop the spread:

  • Ask yourself – does this look right? Does this sound right? Does this information come from a source I recognise?
  • The SHARE checklist can help you decide if information can be trusted, before you interact with or share it on your social media channels

Digital support for refugees

We’re offering digital support to people in need via The National Databank run by Good Things Foundation. This is like a ‘food bank’ but for internet connectivity data. It means refugees can have a free SIM card and mobile data with unlimited calls and unlimited texts messages for six months which can be extended to 12 months if still required. To find out more, call our Spirit of Salford Helpline on 0800 952 1000 or by drop into one of our Gateway centres which are located in Swinton, Pendleton, Walkden, Eccles and Broughton.

Use the links below for further advice and support

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