Ukraine Family Scheme – FAQs
The Ukraine Family Scheme allows people who are fleeing Ukraine to join their family members who are British nationals, UK-settled people and in certain other situations. You can read full criteria on eligibility to the Ukraine Family Scheme on the Government website. It is free to apply.
- What is the Ukraine Family Scheme?
- What is the difference between the Ukraine Family Scheme and the Homes for Ukraine Scheme?
- If I came to the UK on the Ukraine Family Scheme am I allowed to change to the Homes for Ukraine Scheme?
- Are those accommodating people via the Family Scheme eligible for the £350 thank you payment?
- If I am on the Ukraine Family Scheme where can I find support?
- Can I get housing and/or homelessness assistance?
- How do I apply for social (‘council’) housing?
- Can I get help to access a private rented property?
- Can I get help with my income and paying my rent?
- How do I get a National Insurance number?
If you are eligible, the county council provide a welfare support scheme which may be able to help with immediate needs.
The Citizens’ Advice Bureau can provide more specialist advice around things like benefits entitlement:
3 St Georges Place
01452 527 202
Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS) are a local organisation that supports those seeking asylum in Gloucestershire. They can help provide information, advocacy and advice on asylum, immigration, housing, health, benefits, law, education, careers etc.
Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS)
The Trust Centre, Falkner St, Gloucester, GL1 4SQ