Support for people and families from Ukraine

Ukrainian language translation of this page

Russian language translation of this page

We are working with the UK and Scottish Governments to make arrangements to support refugees from Ukraine. The exact details are currently being finalised.

Support and guidance

We've put together information on access to services such as housing, health, social care, welfare benefits and schools.

We'll update this as we get more information from UK and Scottish Governments.

We are also working with our third sector partners and community groups to develop place-based support. We'll publish the details here once they are available.

Other sources of help and advice

Welcome: a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK

UK Government guide. Also includes specific information for those arriving on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Access to NHS services (translated information)

Getting in touch

If you:

  • have arrived from Ukraine through the UK or Scottish sponsor schemes and need help
  • are a host sponsor providing accommodation, and your guests from Ukraine need help

call us on 03452 777 778.

We can help with issues such as:

  • benefits advice
  • information on schools
  • access to medical assistance
  • emergency cash payments to help with short term essential living expenses

Visa checks will be required.

Payments for host sponsors

If you are a host sponsor waiting to receive the £350 monthly payment, this will be arranged once the relevant disclosure and property checks have been completed. We will arrange these checks with you once we have confirmation of your details from the Scottish or UK Government authority supporting this process.

Thank you for your patience.

Offers and activities

Young people aged 4 to 16 can access bikes for free via Angus Cycle Hub.

You'll need a referral from a partner agency or social work.

Over 16s can request a bike from Bikes for Refugees Scotland.

We'll update this page with more offers and activities as they become available.

Angus Council stands ready to provide support where and when it is needed most and applaud the selfless efforts of the many people in Angus who have already made donations and given assistance where they can. The citizens of Ukraine are firmly in the hearts, minds and prayers of people in Angus.

Right now, one of the most effective ways of providing support is through the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Many, many people want to help and this way ensures that donated cash goes to trusted charities and aid organisations who will buy what is most needed and are already working in the most challenging areas to deliver to those in greatest need. Charities with experience of responding to disasters are best-placed to reach victims on the ground.

We may not be able to stand in their shoes, but Angus Council and its communities are and will continue to be ready to support Ukraine and its people in the most useful ways that we can.