There are many ways you can support the people of Ukraine

As part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme, the council has already begun visiting homes of residents who have applied to be part of this and if you have not heard from us, then we will be in touch in the coming days.  If you need to get in touch, please email ukrainesupport@bromley.gov.uk

or telephone Bromley’s Ukraine support line 020 8313 4698

If you are a resident with friends and family in Ukraine and need information or support about what is happening please contact the Ukrainian Embassy.

For information on travel advice to and from Ukraine visit GOV.UK.

Find immigration advice on temporary concessions for Ukrainian nationals applying to join a family route at GOV.UK.

You can register for the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme.

You can also visit the Reset Communities and Refugees website who are helping register and match refugees from Ukraine with sponsors across the UK.

You can view the Government’s welcome guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK

Ukraine Support Hub

In addition to our telephone advice service, Bromley’s Ukraine Support Hub opened earlier in May, is open each Thursday, where attendees can drop in between 9:30 and 12:30.  Please note the Hub is closed on Thursday 2 June, which is part of the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday period.

Information, advice and support is also available at Bromley’s Ukraine Support Hub, wth information available about a variety of subjects, including advice about healthcare, employment, education, learning English and everyday issues. The hub hosts both representatives from various organisations and a wealth of material, both for the new residents of the borough and for residents who are sponsoring hosts.

Advice about education

Bromley Council’s school admissions team are available to assist families with securing school places for their children as quickly as possible. The school admissions team can help answer your enquiries on which school may have available spaces, how to apply, what year group you child is in and other enquires you may have via Ukraine.Education@bromley.gov.uk.

You can apply for a school place using the application forms:

If you have a child in a Bromley school who is affected by the crisis, please talk to your child’s teachers about any concerns you have and support you would like the school to provide.

Learning English for speakers of other languages

All Ukrainian adults and their family members over the age of 19 supported through the Ukraine Family Scheme and Homes for Ukraine scheme are immediately eligible for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses at both the Kentwood and Poverest Centres These courses are likely to be free but your individual circumstances will be assessed on application.  Further detail is available on the Bromley Adult Education website.

Donations and practical support

Find out more information about how you can make a financial donation and give practical support to the people of Ukraine.

Published: 31st May 2022