Support for Ukraine

Guidance for Ukrainian guests

Our team is here to help and support Ukrainian guests in our district. You can email them at or call 01376 552525. 

Support available from the government

The government have support and advice pages and services for:

Ukrainian nationals in the UK can also contact 0808 164 8810 if you need assistance.

Welcome pack for Ukrainians arriving in the UK

The UK Government has produced a welcome pack for Ukrainians arriving in the UK. The guide includes information on what Ukrainians need to know in the first few days, getting used to life in the UK including how to find a home, access to essential public services, healthcare, finding work and childcare and education services. It also includes specific information for those arriving on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Some references to ‘local authority’ within the toolkit relate to Essex County Council, not us. 

Local welcome pack

We have also produced a welcome pack for Ukrainian arrivals in the Braintree district so they can access local information and support.

Community group support

The Essex Is United Facebook page has been established by Essex County Council working in collaboration with The Essex Public Health Team and local Facebook admins. You can find up-to-date information about collections local to you, and the latest lists of items needed.

Community meet up events are running until the end of the year for Ukrainian guests, families and sponsors to give an opportunity to provide a support mechanism through meeting others. Full details can be found on our web page.