Ukraine

The UK stands with Ukraine 

The UK and our allies condemn the Russian government’s unprovoked and premeditated invasion of Ukraine. We stand with Ukraine.

For the latest updates on what actions the UK are taking to help Ukraine, click here.

The Ukraine Family Scheme

  • The Ukraine Family Scheme allows applicants to join family members or extend their stay in the UK.
  • It is free to apply.
  • You will be able to live, work and study in the UK and access public funds.
  • If you need any assistance, please call the 24/7 free helpline +44 808 164 8810 (0808 164 8810 if you’re in the UK).
  • If you cannot contact UK 0808 numbers, please use +44 (0)175 390 7510.
  • Click here for more guidance.

Homes for Ukraine

I warmly welcome the launch of the new 'Homes for Ukraine' scheme which will allow individuals, charities, community groups and businesses in the UK to bring Ukrainians to safety - including those with no family ties with the UK. I understand that individual sponsors will be asked to provide homes or a spare room rent-free for as long as they are able, with a minimum stay of six months. In return, they will receive £350 per month. Ukrainians arriving in the UK under this scheme will be granted three years' leave to remain, with entitlement to work, and access benefits and public services.

If you need assistancem please call the numbers above.

For information on the scheme, please click here

Moving to the UK from Ukraine

Check what you need to do before you travel to the UK and what to do after you arrive here.

Please find a welcome guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK. It also includes specific information for those arriving on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

 

News

UKRAINE UPDATE

Yesterday the Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace MP, provided an update on the war in Ukraine.

UKRAINE COUPLE NOW IN NEWCASTLE

My team recently helped my constituents, Mr and Mrs Williams, get their son and Ukrainian daughter-in-law to Newcastle-under-Lyme.

GRAND NATIONAL CHARITY BET FOR UKRAINIAN HUB

With the Grand National tomorrow, I placed a complimentary charity bet at the Coral shop on the High Street. I took a tip from a friend - a shrewd horse racing judge whom I used to work with - and am backing Longhouse Poet, £25 each-way at 16/1.

WELCOMING UKRAINIANS

My team recently helped my constituent, Karl Stubbs, to get his Ukrainian parents-in-law Nikolai & Galina here from Krakow.

AID TO UKRAINE

I hope everyone has enjoyed a Happy Mother’s Day!

HOMES FOR UKRAINE

The "Homes for Ukraine" scheme we announced yesterday has had an amazing response with 89,000 people across the UK already registering their interest in sponsoring Ukrainians to stay in their homes.

WE STAND WITH UKRAINE

It was tremendous to see Newcastle’s response to the crisis in Ukraine when I visited the collection point at Merrial Street earlier this morning.

WE STAND WITH UKRAINE - WAYS TO DONATE

I, like the rest of the world, am deeply concerned about the intensification of fighting over the past few days in Ukraine. I know that constituents have been asking if they can help in any way.