Information event for Ukrainian sponsors and guests
28 July 2022
Ukrainian guests and their sponsors are invited to attend an information drop-in event on Monday 1 August from 6.30pm in Twickenham.
The drop-in session will allow you to have 1-to-1 conversations with representatives from a range of council services and partners to answer any questions you have about the visa schemes and local support available.
If you are part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme, you will have received an email with details about the event and how to register. If you are under the Ukraine Family Visa Scheme, please email email@example.com for more information. Services attending include:
- Children and Adult Social Care
- Housing services
- The payments team responsible for the £200 welcome payment and £350 monthly payment for hosts
- The Welcome Visits team and DBS
- Citizens Advice Richmond
- Employment services
- The local NHS who can help with any health/GP related queriesLocal voluntary groups who can offer support
We will also have Ukrainian translators available.Councillor Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said: "We now have over 400 Ukrainians living in Richmond upon Thames. It is important that our guests feel welcome, are able to settle quickly and start their lives in the UK, so we can make sure they thrive for however long they stay with us. We know that it can be overwhelming for both sponsors and guests to find out how to access the right information and support. That is why we have put on this event, so you can have face to face conversations with the right people to help. Please make sure you check your emails and register to come along if you have any questions at all."
Up to: July 2022
Updated: 29 July 2022