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 email@example.com
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:
- For secondary school aged children (11-16 years old) - In year admissions | Secondary school places | London Borough of Bromley
- For primary school aged children (4-11 years old) - In year admissions | Making an application for primary school | London Borough of Bromley
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.