Broadland District and South Norfolk Councils, like many other local councils, have been asked to identify safe and legitimate ways for how residents can help those fleeing the fighting in Ukraine. We are working closely with Norfolk County Council and other district councils across Norfolk to support sponsors in the region. Find out more about the support available for refugees and sponsors in Norfolk.
If you are interested in registering your interest in the Home for Ukraine scheme, please follow the link for further information.
If you are worried about family members or relatives
- See advice for British nationals who are in Ukraine on GOV.UK
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine have an emergency helpline number for anyone concerned about Ukrainian citizens - 07553 483628
- See UK visa support for Ukrainian nationals on GOV.UK for guidance on visa support for Ukrainian nationals and their family members
How you can donate
The easiest and most effective way to support the humanitarian situation in Ukraine is to make a donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine appeal. The UK Government has also said that it will match every £ donated.
Donate safely on the DEC website
The DEC and other major charities are asking for donations of money rather than goods. Donating money allows international charities such as the DEC to procure what’s required on the ground, so it can be delivered to people more quickly rather than trying to transport goods from the UK to Ukraine.
Be scam aware
Times of crisis may bring out the best in most of us, but they are a magnet for scammers – as warned by Norfolk Trading Standards.
If you are looking to help people in Ukraine, remember to donate wisely.
Please protect yourself with the following this information from Norfolk Trading Standards.
Annual check of the electoral register (canvass)
Annual canvass letters are being sent out to check who is eligible to register to vote.
The annual canvass process helps us update your household information on our electoral register.
If you have guests from Ukraine staying with you under the Homes for Ukraine or Ukraine Family Schemes, they are not eligible to vote and do not need to be added to your electoral registration form.
You can find out more about the annual check of the electoral register.