Supporting Ukrainian refugees

We’re working to ensure that all arriving Ukrainian refugees are welcomed and supported as they begin to rebuild their lives within the borough.

Everyone is welcome in Hammersmith & Fulham, especially those fleeing conflict, persecution, or humanitarian crisis.

We’re working with H&F Giving and West London Welcome to create the H&F Ukraine Appeal, a fund accepting resident donations for incoming Ukrainian refugees.

All money raised through the fund will go towards supporting Ukrainian refugees in H&F, regardless of the visa they arrived on. This ensures that all H&F based refugees will receive PayPoint vouchers equivalent to the ones the Government is providing to those on a ‘Homes for Ukraine’ visa.

H&F Giving are accepting donations of all sizes and have raised more than £14,000 so far.

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Image caption: Image 1: Iryna Dydyk with the small backpack she travelled with between Ukraine and the UK

A new life

Iryna Dydyk recently arrived in H&F after fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

She is being supported by H&F and recently attended one of our Ukrainian welcome events at the Hammersmith Quaker meeting house.

Read Iryna’s story here.

Support for Ukraine

Many of our residents also want to help those on the frontline. If you’d like to help, but aren’t sure how best to, you can find out here.

“Imagine fleeing terrifying danger in your home country and finding yourself in a new part of London, confused about who to trust. We don’t want that to happen to those who land in Hammersmith & Fulham,” said Flora Taylor, Executive Director of Hammersmith & Fulham Giving (Maternity Cover).

“The first arrivals from Ukraine have arrived, but we expect more. A cash donation to the fundraiser will ensure the right professionals, from therapists to legal advisors, including those with the right language skills, are on hand to respond locally.”

Or check out the different ways you can help, and find support here:

Homes for Ukraine scheme: Are you willing to host a Ukrainian refugee? Register your interest on the GOV.UK website.

Please let H&F Council know if you’ve registered your home on the Government website, or require support for a family member on the Ukraine family scheme by emailing communityconnect@lbhf.gov.uk or calling 0800 145 6095.

Worried about family or friends? Find out who to contact on the GOV.UK visa support for Ukrainian nationals page.

Help for those who have arrived: Visit our refugee and asylum seeker help and support in H&F page.