Homes for Ukraine

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Guidance for Ukrainians

The Homes for Ukraine scheme offers a route for Ukrainian nationals to come to the UK and live with a sponsor who is willing to provide them with a home. 

Guidance for UK sponsors

If you want to offer a home to people fleeing Ukraine, you can become a sponsor as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme. You can do this as an individual or as part of an organisation. 

Ukrainian organisations in Rochdale borough

Here are the details of 3 Ukrainian organisations in Rochdale borough:

Ukrainian Autocephalic Orthodox Church of Saint Pokrova Rochdale

Ukrainian Catholic Church of St Mary and St James

The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain

These links are for your information. By providing them, we’re not endorsing or approving any products, services, or opinions. We are not responsible for any information you find after clicking those links. 

Who to contact in an emergency

If you or somebody else is seriously ill, injured or their life is at risk, call 999 to access the police, ambulance or fire service.

Helpline for Ukrainians in Rochdale borough

Help is here if you need it. You can get information, advice and signposting to services by contacting our helpline using the details on this page.

Rochdale Giving Back: Ukraine appeal

Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, Rochdale Giving Back has been collecting donations to raise money for medical aid at a children’s hospital in Lviv.

Advice and support available online

Our website has lots of advice and resources to support you when you move into Rochdale borough.


You can find out about childcare, family hubs and children's centres and our Youth Service. 


If you need help getting food, then you may be able to get assistance from our food pantries, food clubs and food banks.


You can get help to improve your health and wellbeing.

If you're struggling with your mental health, you don't have to face it alone.


You can find a home, claim housing benefits, and report yourself or somebody else as at risk of being homeless.


You can find a job, access training and improve your English.


You can find local libraries and customer service centres, join the library, and access computers in the library.

Nursery, school and college

You can find a nursery, school or college place.

Parking, roads and transport

You can find car parks, apply for a Blue Badge, and plan your journey on public transport.

Things to do

Rochdale borough has a range of places to go and things to do. A few examples of places that are worth a visit are Hollingworth Lake and Visitor Centre, Queen's Park, Touchstones Rochdale Museum, Art Gallery and Cafe, and Hopwood Woods Nature Reserve.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice is a charity that offers free, impartial and confidential advice about a wide range of problems including: 

  • Debt and money
  • Work
  • Consumer rights
  • Legal rights
  • Immigration

You can find online resources and web chat services on the Citizens Advice website