Everyone’s welcome in Hammersmith & Fulham. That’s why we’re working to ensure arriving Ukrainian refugees receive the best support possible.
We’re working with H&F Giving and West London Welcome to create the H&F Ukraine Appeal. The appeal will supply support, advice and items to refugees who have fled the conflict and local residents affected by the crisis.
“The Russian invasion of Ukraine is destroying millions of innocent lives, and we have seen the horrors of war unfold daily causing a humanitarian crisis,” said H&F’s Lead Member for Refugees, Cllr Rebecca Harvey.
“We at H&F stand with the Ukrainian people and are ready to welcome anyone fleeing the conflict – and we thank those who have reached out to offer support and care to refugees.”
H&F Giving are accepting donations of all sizes and every penny given to the appeal will be spent directly on Ukrainian refugees arriving in H&F.
A £20 donation can help provide refugees with a friendly community space to gather together in and reconnect with each other in H&F. £100 can help provide a mother and child with the essentials, and £500 can help provide therapeutic or casework support for arriving refugees.
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 Savraj Kaur, Executive Director of Hammersmith & Fulham Giving.
“The first arrivals from Ukraine have been helped, 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 calling 0800 145 6095.
Need immigration or visa advice?
The Ukraine Advice Project provides free immigration advice by qualified lawyers for those fleeing Ukraine.
Worried about family or friends?
Find out who to contact on the GOV.UK visa support for Ukrainian nationals page.
To find out more about H&F’s work to support all refugees, please visit our supporting refugees and asylum seekers page.
Help for those who have arrived
Finding a school place
If you know a refugee or asylum seeker who has recently arrived in H&F and is school aged, find out how you can secure them a local school place by contacting our school admissions team on 020 8753 1085 or visit our school admissions page.
Have you received your Covid-19 vaccination abroad?
Book an appointment at a local vaccination site who have the facilities to validate vaccinations that have been administered abroad. Visit the tell the NHS about coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccinations you've had abroad page.