Guest Hosts Needed! Hertfordshire Humanitarian

We are still in need of new hosts for guests leaving their initial hosting arrangement (“re-match hosts”).

If a guest can stay in the same area when their initial hosting arrangement comes to an end this prevents them from experiencing upheaval by having to move areas, change schools, find new jobs etc.

We would be grateful if you could re-share the flyer below with your networks as we seek longer term housing solutions for our guest. You can download the PDF version here.

We would be grateful if you could re-share the flyer below with your networks as we seek longer term housing solutions for our guests, including re-match hosts. Equally, if you know of anyone who might be interested in hosting, please do get in touch with the team.

Free Translation Services – Mosty Movy

We wanted to drwaw your attention to an organisaiton that my be of interest to Ukrainian speakers (or those supporting them).

Mosty Movy is a UK-wide network of volunteer Ukrainian and Russian speakers offering to help refugees and their hosts to build bridges across the language barrier and make friends.

Homes for Ukraine Scheme Update

We have had a few queries about the government’s announcement earlier this month in connection with funding for the Homes for Ukraine scheme in 2023/24.

‘Ukrainian families supported into own homes with £150m funding’


Please note that in Hertfordshire, the responsibility for this funding lies with our District and Borough councils, rather than the County Council. Our colleagues are currently evaluating the implications of this funding and its potential applications. However, at present, we do not have any specific information to provide.

Ukrainian Support Helpline – Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s has announced continued funding for its Ukrainian Support Helpline until April 2024. This is a UK wide Helpline to support families fleeing the war in Ukraine.

The helpline offers advice and signposting, as well as practical and therapeutic support.

The Helpline is open:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am-8pm
  • Saturday: 10am-3pm

Freephone: 0800 148 8586 or email: Professionals can refer families to the Helpline using the online referral form found on the Barnados website

Fake Letters – Homes for Ukraine Scheme

Please be aware that fake letters have been circulating regarding the Homes for Ukraine scheme – see below.

This is not an official letter – we are aware of this being circulated on social media and the Department has issued a tweet confirming it’s not from them:

Emergency support put in place for people fleeing Ukraine and entering the UK with their pets – GOV.UK

Free Bus Pass – Arriva

Arriva is providing Ukrainian nationals with a free bus pass valid for 3 months. You can make an application for yourself or on behalf of those who require a pass to Arriva at:

Arriva Customer services, 487 Dunstable Road, FREEPOST ANG7624, Luton , Bedfordshire, LU4 8DS

To be able to provide the requested passes, Arriva requires the following information:

  • Total number of people requesting ticket
  • Full UK address
  • Region of Travel (what route you plan to use frequently)
  • Copy of Passport(s)

Impellam Recruitment

Impellam works with various recruitment companies including Blue Arrow and they have signed up to the government employer scheme to help Ukrainians obtain employment.

Click here to learn more about Impellam.