North Ayrshire Council is committed to providing sanctuary and support to those displaced by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
We can support you in finding accommodation, along with accessing other services such as doctors, schools, dentists and welfare benefits.
Please see the following information and resources for further guidance.
Health, education and wellbeing
Support for family members
Please make yourself aware of the support available for family members of British nationals in Ukraine, and Ukrainian nationals in Ukraine and the UK from GOV.UK.
- Family Migration Visa (for immediate family members of a British National)
- Ukrainian Family Scheme (for extended family members)
- Local Sponsorship Scheme for Ukraine (for those without ties to the UK)
- Ukrainians who remain in the UK with leave due to expire
Reporting war crimes
If you have been in Ukraine and may have witnessed, or been a victim of, any war crimes or crimes against humanity, then you can report this to UK police.
They are also interested to hear from anyone who may possess evidence of war crimes committed in the Ukraine. This may be in the form of digital media, which can be uploaded online.
Alternatively, call 101 at any time to report information, or visit your local police station.
Third sector charity, voluntary and community support
Organisations across the UK are gathering essential supplies, such as clothes, first aid and sanitary products. Charities with experience of responding to disasters are best placed to reach victims on the ground.
Support available includes: