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.
- Welcome: a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK (this guidance is available in English, Russian and Ukrainian)
- Apply for a visa under the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (Homes for Ukraine)
- How Ukrainians can apply to the Homes for Ukraine scheme
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.
- Register your interest in the Homes for Ukraine scheme
- Homes for Ukraine – frequently asked questions
Ukrainian organisations in Rochdale borough
Here are the details of 3 Ukrainian organisations in Rochdale borough:
Ukrainian Autocephalic Orthodox Church of Saint Pokrova Rochdale
- 39 Water Street, Rochdale OL16 1TL – find on Google Maps
- You can find more information on their Facebook page.
Ukrainian Catholic Church of St Mary and St James
The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain
- Rochdale Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 15 Mere Street, Rochdale OL11 1HJ – find on Google Maps
- The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain website
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 is a charity that offers free, impartial and confidential advice about a wide range of problems including:
- Debt and money
- Consumer rights
- Legal rights
You can find online resources and web chat services on the Citizens Advice website