People across Aberdeenshire and beyond are looking for ways in which they can help support communities and individuals caught up in the ongoing situation in Ukraine.
How Ukrainians can come to the UK
Routes for Ukrainians to come to the UK include:
- Ukraine Family Scheme visa
- Homes for Ukraine Direct Sponsor
- Homes for Ukraine Scottish Government Super Sponsor Scheme
View welcome packs for which include information about immigration, money advice, community, employment and council services.
NHS Inform created guides to explain the range of NHS services available and how to access them:
- Access to the NHS Scotland services for Ukrainians in Ukrainian and English
- Access to the NHS Scotland services for Ukrainians in Russian and English
You can also find out more about the Aberdeenshire refugee resettlement programme.
Many organisations have said that whilst physical donations are generous, they generate a lot of work to process and ship. Financial donations to international organisations will result in help getting to those in need much more quickly and can be more flexible to respond to need.
Below are some channels through which you can donate:
There is advice on how to donate with care on the Ready Scotland website. This provides guidance on researching charities which you may be considering and finding out how your donations would be used.
Scotland Supporting Ukraine is a volunteer association providing support for families fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. The volunteers work with local groups and can provide advice about collection points and local hubs.
There is also a useful SHARE website with guidance on how to check if online information is from a trusted source.
Guidance for businesses
The UK government has published guidance for businesses offering work to people coming from Ukraine.