Resources

Here are some useful links to various websites, including official Government ones:

  • Homes for Ukraine UK Government website: Useful information about how the scheme works; if you are planning to host you must register on this website
  • Reset UK: Provide a matching service for Ukrainians & UK hosts and is working closely with the Government and the Sanctuary Foundation (Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, is a trustee). They have a useful Ukraine Sponsor Toolkit available as a PDF from their website, which includes information about the initial checks to be done by the Council, etc.
  • Room for Refugees: An established refugee charity, started in 2002, providing a matching service for Ukrainians and UK hosts.
  • Ukraine Connect: Run by Mark Meynell from our 9:15am congregation. Mark works directly with evangelical Ukrainian pastors through his work as Director of Langham Preaching in Europe, and he has set up a matching service with colleagues in IFES and UFM for families known to them through their work.
  • The Sanctuary Foundation: A partnership between charities, churches and other agencies in response to the unfolding humanitarian disaster in Ukraine, led by Dr Krish Kandiah, who has been heavily involved in Welcome Churches; useful video & information, items for babies & children 0-5 yrs may be sourced from here
  • RBWM welcomes Ukrainians (Maidenhead, Cookham & Windsor): A Facebook group run by Emma Hinde from our 9:15am congregation; useful information for hosts in Files
  • Maidenhead Aid for Ukraine: Facebook page run by Jolanta┬áPietrusinki from our 11am congregation; how to donate specific items required at Polish refugee centres, collection point is URC church
  • Welcome Churches: Useful information in English/Ukrainian/Russian about churches, the health & education systems in the UK, employment and social activities
  • Ukraine Support on RBWM website: They have helpline numbers for both hosts & Ukrainians; there is also a link to a Barnado's helpline in English/Ukrainian/Russian