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Information for Ukrainian refugees and those hosting Ukrainian refugees with links to national guidance and local support

General guidance for Ukrainian refugees

Immigration information for Ukrainians in the UK

Information about the next steps Ukrainians need to take after arriving in the UK to confirm their immigration status.

Opening a UK bank or building society account

If you are new to the UK from Ukraine, you will need to open a UK bank or building society account to manage your money and payments, claim benefits or receive wages if you find a job.

Reporting information about possible war crimes in Ukraine

The Metropolitan Police is supporting the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation regarding possible war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in Ukraine.

Support for refugees and host families

Homes for Ukraine

Guides for guests about applying to the scheme, finding work, accessing benefits, education and health for children and adults.

How to apply for a school place and childcare

All children and young people arriving in England from Ukraine via the family route or the sponsorship route have the right to access education and childcare.

Health and social care

Basic information on how to access healthcare.

Homes for Ukraine

The government has created guidance on what you need to do before you travel to the UK and what you should do after you arrive.

General information on how the UK is responding and how you can help can be found on the Government website.

Local councils have been asked to help with the 'Homes for Ukraine' scheme by carrying out checks on the suitability of people who offer to provide accommodation, and the homes they are offering. We will receive details of any Dudley resident who registers on the website, and will contact them to arrange these checks.

The Government has also announced two schemes for people fleeing the war:

Organisations offering support