Charities, community groups, faith organisations and social enterprises across Greater Manchester are committed to taking a collaborative approach to supporting all those fleeing persecution and adversely affected by their immigration status, including those impacted by the horrific events occurring in Afghanistan and Ukraine. We aim to provide ongoing support, resources, and information to arrivals, hosts and organisations across GM.
As the horrific events occurring in Afghanistan and Ukraine have unfurled, we began to share a weekly resources email to the organisations across GM to share information and resources for arrivals, hosts, and organisations who may be supporting refugees and asylum seekers. We then chose to compile all the information into one source to be publicly available. As a result, the resources on these pages are mostly related to the Afghanistan and Ukraine contexts – however, there are some links that may be applicable to all arrivals.
Government Data and Guidance pages:
Ukraine Family Scheme and Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (Homes for Ukraine) visa data for the UK
Homes for Ukraine:
On 6th April, DLUHC added Ukrainian and Russian translations to the welcome guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK.
The welcome guide includes information on what Ukrainians need to know in the first few days, getting used to life in the UK including how to find a home, access essential public services, healthcare, find work and childcare and education services. It also includes specific information for those arriving on the Homes for Ukraine scheme. Councils, sponsors and Ukrainians should continue to check the Homes for Ukraine campaign page and frequently asked questions document for further updates.
Government Guidance Welcome: a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK
Guidance in English
Guidance in Ukrainian
Guidance in Russian
How to register as a sponsor:
Use this service to record your interest in becoming a sponsor. You can do this as an individual or as an organisation
Frequently asked questions
Government Advice and guidance page on the health needs of migrant patients from Ukraine for healthcare practitioners.