Ukraine

There are a number of guidance documents and resources which can support the Ukraine health response. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme, has published a welcome pack for newly arrived Ukrainians, guidance for councils and FAQs. The Local Government Association has set up an information page for councils. However, newly arrived Ukrainian nationals are also coming to the UK through other routes such as the family scheme and also by claiming asylum.

 Migrant healthcare entitlements

 The government published an amendment to the NHS Regulations (Charges for Overseas Visitors) exempting Ukrainians lawfully resident in the UK from NHS charges. This means access to primary and secondary healthcare is free.

Resources for health professionals

- NHS entitlements: Migrant Health Guide

Guidance on migrant entitlements to NHS services.

NHS entitlements: Migrant health guide

- Doctors of the World Safe Surgeries Toolkit

Resources to support general practices ensure that everyone in their community can access the healthcare they’re entitled to.

Safe Surgeries Toolkit 

- Language interpreting and translation: Migrant Health Guide

Guidance on ensuring access to interpreting and translation support

Language interpreting and translation: Migrant Health Guide

- NHS Low Income Scheme

Patients should be made aware of the need to complete an HC1 form to apply for a HC2 certificate for help with prescription, dental and eyecare costs.

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/help-with-health-costs/nhs-low-income-scheme-lis/

Resources for newly arrived migrants

- Doctors of the World - ‘How to register with a GP and book a COVID-19 vaccine’

Translated leaflet and video explaining how to register with a GP and book a COVID-19 vaccine.

How to register with a GP and book a COVID-19 vaccine

- Doctors of the World - ‘Migrants’ right to healthcare’

Translated leaflet explaining migrants’ right to healthcare in the UK.

Migrants' right to healthcare

- Doctors of the World - ‘How the NHS works’

Translated leaflet explaining the different services within the NHS and how to seek medical advice and healthcare.

How the NHS works

- Maternity action – NHS charging information

Information about NHS charges for maternity care for Ukrainian women and families

Maternity action website

 Health assessment

Resources for health professionals

- Ukraine: Migrant Health Guide

Advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients from Ukraine for healthcare practitioners

Ukraine: Migrant Health Guide – GOV.UK

- UKHSA and OHID guidance - Arrivals from Ukraine: Advice for Primary care

This resource is intended to help primary care professionals to assess and address the health needs of patients from Ukraine.

Arrivals from Ukraine: advice for primary care - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 

- RCPCH - Refugee and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people: Guidance for paediatricians

Information to support health professionals in the assessment and management of children and young people of refugee background, with links to key external information and resources.

RCPCH website

- COVID-19: Migrant health guide

Advice and guidance for healthcare practitioners on the health needs of migrant patients. It includes links to translated advice and guidance.

COVID-19:Migrant health guide

- Solace: Mental health and wellbeing support for refugees and asylum seekers in the Yorkshire and Humber region

Therapy service and referral information and training provision for staff.

Solace Webpage

- Health Stream of Sanctuary

Webpage hosting a variety of resources relating to health and people seeking sanctuary in the UK.

Resources (cityofsanctuary.org)


Resources for newly arrived migrants

- UKHSA translated COVID-19 vaccine information leaflets

UKHSA COVID-19 vaccine information leaflets

- COVID Explained

Webpage explaining key facts about COVID-19 aimed at people living in the Yorkshire and Humber. Not available in main Ukrainian languages.

COVID Explained Webpage

- Sane Ukraine - Daily online trauma and resilience and support sessions for Ukrainians

Sane Ukraine Webpage

- Mental health information by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Ukrainian and Russian

- Doctors of the World translated health information resources in Ukrainian and Russian

- HIV and AIDS information by NAM in Ukrainian  and Russian 

  Your Guide to Contraception, BHA available in Ukrainian

- UKHSA/NHS MMR for all leaflet – measles, mumps and rubella 

MMR for all: general leaflet - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)  (available in Ukrainian)

UKHSA/NHS TB, BCG and your baby leaflet 

TB, BCG and your baby - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) (available in Ukrainian)

Your Guide to Contraception, BHA available in Ukrainian

Safeguarding

 Resources for health professionals

Modern slavery: identifying and supporting victims

Sets out actions for healthcare staff who suspect that a patient may be a victim of human trafficking and slavery.

Modern slavery: identifying and supporting victims

- Modern slavery victims: referral

Guidance on referring potential victims of modern slavery/human trafficking to the national referral mechanism.

Modern slavery victims: referral

- Hope for Justice resources on modern slavery (various) in English, Ukrainian and Russian

Resources for newly arrived migrants

Hope for Justice resources on modern slavery (various) in English, Ukrainian and Russian

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Resources for newly arrived migrants

DWP has produced a resource to inform individuals fleeing Ukraine arriving in the UK around the support available from DWP with details on claiming benefits and finding work

DWP support for Ukrainians arriving in the UK (English) - Please see bottom of this page to view the document

DWP support for Ukrainians arriving in the UK (Ukrainian) - Please see bottom of this page to view the document

Resources for host families and others supporting newly arrived Ukrainian nationals

RESET: Homes for Ukraine Sponsor Toolkit

A resource for those sponsoring Ukrainians

RESET Sponsor Toolkit

- Refugee Council: Support and advice for people affected by the crisis in Ukraine

A summary of the Refugee Council's most recent support and information for people affected by the crisis in Ukraine

Go to www.refugeecouncil.org.uk and go to information and support and information for people affected by the crisis in Ukraine

- British Red Cross resources

Information and support for Ukrainian nationals

Red Cross resources

- Migration Yorkshire website

Information about how to support Ukrainian nationals including housing and sponsorship

Migration Yorkshire information on how to support Ukrainian refugees

- UK Government website

Information about how to support those who have been forced to flee their homes because of the invasion.

Ukraine: what you can do to help

- The Home Office and DLUHC are now publishing data on numbers of visas issued in the UK. This is only available at national level for the Ukraine Family Scheme but is also available at local authority level for the Homes for Ukraine Scheme.

- Ukraine Advice Project UK

Webpage providing free UK immigration advice for people fleeing Ukraine

Ukraine Advice Project UK webpage

The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB)

A body for Ukrainians and those of Ukrainian descent. It exists to develop, promote and support the interests of the Ukrainian community in the UK. There are a number of branches across Yorkshire.

- VITA SafeREFUGE Information for hosts and host communities

SafeREFUGE Webpage

- VITA SafeREFUGE Welcome Pack

Template Welcome Pack for hosts to complete for their guests.

SafeREFUGE Welcome Pack

NACCOM (The No Accommodation Network) have a range of guidance for hosting here and Refugees at Home here

Trauma Treatment International resource

This is a link to a resource aimed at hosts and how to spot trauma in those who have fled Ukraine.

Resources to help newly arrived Ukrainian nationals register with a GP and access healthcare

- NHS: How to register with a GP surgery

Information on how to register with a GP

- NHS Low Income Scheme

Guidance on how to complete a HC1 form to apply for a HC2 certificate for help with prescription, dental and eyecare costs’ shouldn’t be in bold

- How to find an NHS dentist

Information on how to find an NHS dentist and what to do if you need urgent dental care.

How to find an NHS dentist

Resources to help newly arrived Ukrainian nationals apply for childcare support and school places

- School admissions guidance

GOV.UK guide to applying for a primary or secondary school place.

School Admissions: How to apply

- Childcare support

Webpage explaining how to get support with childcare costs and access nursery provision.

Childcare Choices

Information about English language lessons in your area

- Local English language classes

On the learning English website you can find information about English language classes in your area and across the Yorkshire and Humber region. You can find out which classes are free, where they are held, what level they are and whether childcare is available. 

Local English classes (Y&H) and for the North East


Attachments

Document Title Publication Date
DWP Support for Ukrainians Arriving in the UK - Ukrainian Translation 28 April 2022
DWP Support for Ukrainians Arriving in the UK 28 April 2022