UKRAINE

NEW SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT INFORMATION ON HOSTING UKRAINIAN REFUGEES.

16 May, 2022

The Scottish Government is incredibly grateful for the groundswell of support from the Scottish public who have signed up to open their homes to people fleeing the crisis in Ukraine. On Monday we published guidance for hosts offering accommodation under the Scottish Government Super Sponsor scheme. It covers:

·         the eligibility criteria to become a host.

·         the role and expectations of hosts in supporting Ukrainian guests who arrive under the scheme.

·         where hosts can access further support.

This guidance is aimed primarily at hosts using Scotland’s Super Sponsor scheme, but it does set out the expectations and requirements of hosting a displaced person from Ukraine in Scotland for individual/private sponsors under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme.

There are also posts on TwitterFacebook and a short You Tube video explaining to hosts what happens next.

LETTER FROM GRJC PRESIDENT PAUL EDLIN

FOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WISHING TO APPLY TO HOST REFUGEES

22 March, 2022

The UK Government guidance and information for those considering applying to host refugees can be found here.

Scotland’s offer to provide refuge and sanctuary to displaced Ukrainians, as part of the UK Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme, is now open.

Accessible through the UK Government’s online portal, a distinct route to accommodation, support and care in Scotland – the Warm Scots Welcome – is now available to people displaced by the invasion of Ukraine.

Acting as a ‘super sponsor’, the Scottish Government’s route removes the need for applicants to be matched to a named individual before they are cleared to travel to the UK through the visa system.

The Scottish programme is available as an option to Ukrainians when applying for a visa under the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme, by opting for the organisational sponsor route, and selecting “The Scottish Government” from the drop-down box in response to the question “Which organisation is sponsoring you?”

Scottish people willing to volunteer and provide homes for Ukrainians arriving through the sponsorship scheme are encouraged to sign up at the Homes for Ukraine portal.

Their details will be shared with Scottish Government so that appropriate matches can be arranged while immediate support is provided to those arriving.

To apply to be a sponsor go to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-visa-under-the-ukraine-sponsorship-scheme

WORLD JEWISH RELIEF UKRAINE CRISIS APPEAL

22 March, 2022

The Ukrainian Capital Kiev

“Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Our 29 partners across the country describe fear, panic and disbelief, and are doing everything they can to protect their communities in the face of active conflict.

No one knows how far-reaching the consequences of invasion will be, but we know that for the communities we have supported for 30 years the impacts will be catastrophic.

We are responding to the most urgent humanitarian needs as they arise, prioritising food, cash, medical, material, and psychological support for the worst affected, whether fleeing their homes or unable to escape violence.

Please note we are not accepting clothing or donations of items at this time.

Details and how to donate here.

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