Health and local authority partners across Oxfordshire are working together to support Ukrainian families and individuals arriving under the Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Oxfordshire County Council support includes initial checks and visits to sponsor homes, benefits advice and payment, finding school and early years placements, and help to register with a GP practice.

Safeguarding visits have also been taking place and will increase significantly as more Ukrainian guests arrive, while DBS checks have been initiated for all the hosts visited.

There is a dedicated Oxfordshire website with further information about the support available:

There is also an Oxfordshire Ukraine helpline: 01865 966444 / 01865 966 444 (opening hours: 8.45am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays.

Published: Apr 22, 2022