Kingston Council stands with Ukraine: how can I help?
If you have signed up to host a family through the Homes for Ukraine scheme, view our guidance for hosts webpage. If you are looking for other ways to support Ukrainians, you can find resources on this webpage.
Offers of community support
If you are a local organisation, individual or business looking to offer your support for Ukrainians arriving in our borough, please fill out our community support offer form. We will ensure that suitable offers of support are translated and forwarded onto Ukrainian families in Kingston.
The Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) are supporting children and young people, their parents and Kingston school communities, with a range of mild to moderate mental, emotional, social and behavioural issues. The MHST teams work in both primary and secondary schools. Parents who have any concerns about their child's well-being and who may wish to access support from the MHST are encouraged to talk to the Mental Health Lead or other members of school staff in their child's school directly.
Can you speak Russian or Ukrainian? If so, you might be able to help welcome and support Ukrainian families arriving in Kingston. Find out more and apply to be a volunteer interpreter.
One of the best ways to support is by donating cash, rather than goods.
Disasters Emergency Committee - 15 of the UK’s major humanitarian aid agencies have come together to launch an appeal for Ukraine to provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to those affected.
Unicef is helping to provide families with access to clean water, healthy food, and supplies and helping to make sure that child protection services continue in Ukraine.
Refugee Action Kingston has pledged to support refugees and asylum seekers from Ukraine.
Mayor of London’s website has a list of more charities working to support the people of Ukraine.
Kingston Voluntary Action has pledged support to Ukraine and signposted ways to help.
London Plus has created a list of organisations to signpost support for those affected by the crisis in Ukraine. This includes charities and community groups, with a particular focus on London-based organisations.
Ukrainian Institute in London has signposted information and places to donate to support Ukraine.
Asylum Welcome has created an information pack that they will keep updated with the latest government information.