If you have arrived in Northern Ireland from Ukraine, under either the Family Scheme or Homes for Ukraine Scheme, you should go to an assistance centre. These centres are in Ballymena, Belfast, Craigavon and Newry.
Ukraine Assistance Centres have been set-up to provide advice on key services including health assessments, education, jobs, benefits, housing and immigration.
Representatives from various organisations will be available in the centres to assist you with enquiries and to help with any applications for support.
Where possible, interpretation services will also be on hand for those with limited English.
What you need to bring
If you are going to attend an assistance centre, you will need to bring ID and proof of the scheme under which you are registered.
Centre locations and opening times
The opening dates for all four Ukraine assistance centres have been changed for November and December 2022.
Full details for all four centres are available at:
We have all witnessed the devastating impact of the ongoing war in Ukraine and the unfolding humanitarian crisis as more and more people are forced to flee their homes. And we all want to do what we can to help those in need :-
Support for Ukraine (NI Direct)
Other Links for Support/Advice :-
Law Society NI - Ukraine - Free advice
Barnardo’s Ukrainian Support Helpline
Institute of Translation & Interpreting - Ukrainian Crisis
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