The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

Helping Ukrainian Refugees – A Message from Catholic Care

Thank you for your desire to help Ukrainian refugees! Please keep checking Catholic Care’s website for the latest updates on our response to the fast-changing crisis in Ukraine by visiting – or simply click on the ‘quick link’ to the Catholic Care website on the tiles to the right of the Diocesan News page.

The Government has announced some details this week to support the Ukrainian Humanitarian crisis.

The Homes for Ukraine Scheme gives individuals the opportunity to host Ukrainian refugees within their  home or another property they may have available.

If you are interested in this scheme the first step is to register on this matching portal

The second step is to register with the Government via the following website:

this will allow safety checks on prospective hosts and their accommodation.

Sponsors will provide accommodation for a minimum of six months and currently a maximum of 12 months.  The Government is offering an optional ‘thank you’ payment of £350 per month.

Catholic Care will be providing some training to hosts.  Information to follow shortly.

There has also been reference to a further Community Sponsorship Scheme involving charities and other organisations, details of which are to follow. Catholic Care is experienced in supporting these schemes and will promote details as soon as they are available.

The options for supporting Ukrainian Refugees are now:

If you are interested in the Hosting or Community Sponsorship Schemes please contact our Community Sponsorship Co-ordinator


… and a reminder of the Bishop’s message of how we can help in ways both prayerful and practical:

Message from Bishop Marcus - Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis