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Information for Ukrainians

This information is only for people who come to the UK under the Homes for Ukraine scheme. It will be updated regularly to include links to up-to-date guidance and sources of support, both locally and nationally.

Register for Homes for Ukraine

Visit to register your interest to be sponsored by the UK.

You can register at any time and from any place across Europe. You do not need to be in the UK. You’ll be granted three years' right to remain in the UK, and be provided with accommodation for six months in the UK, which might be in someone’s home or in a property they own.

You’ll also be provided with access to some social welfare benefits, as well as access to healthcare and schools. You will also have the right to work in the UK.

Welcome to Leicester

If you have recently arrived in Leicester under this scheme it is likely that the council’s refugee support team have already been in touch with you.

The UK Government has published a welcome guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK (available in English, Ukrainian and Russian).

If you would like to speak to us you can email us:

You can also link in with Leicester’s Ukrainian community Leicester Ukrainian Community - Linktree.

About Leicester

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