Falkirk Council stands with the people of Ukraine who have been affected by the war in their country, and is committed to helping those who have been displaced and chosen to settle in our area.

This page provides key information, both for host sponsors and displaced Ukrainians, regarding resettling refugees in the Falkirk Council area.

The situation continues to develop and change, and we will keep these pages updated as we receive new information and guidance.

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Resettlement schemes

There are three schemes which allow Ukrainian people to settle in this area.

National Homes for Ukraine scheme

The national Homes for Ukraine scheme enables individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to record their interest in supporting Ukrainian residents fleeing the conflict. Phase One of the scheme allows sponsors in the UK to nominate a named Ukrainian or a named Ukrainian family to stay with them in their home or in a separate property.

You can record your interest in offering accommodation on the Gov.UK website.

Ukraine Family Scheme

The Ukraine Family scheme allows applicants to join family members or extend their stay in the UK, enabling them to live, work and study in the UK and access public funds.

Scottish Government 'Super Sponsor' Scheme

The Scottish Government’s super sponsor scheme removes the need for applicants to be matched prior to being given permission travel to the UK.

The ‘Warm Scots Welcome’ programme is accessible through the UK Government’s portal. The applicant selects ‘The Scottish Government’ when asked for the name of their sponsor and when they are provided with a visa, we can welcome them here.

Thinking of becoming a sponsor for a Ukrainian family?

We would advise anyone considering becoming a sponsor for a Ukrainian family to read the information on the resettlement schemes above. Your property must have suitable space for the family you are planning to live with you.

If you have already registered with one of these schemes, we will be in touch with you once your details are provided to us by Scottish Government.

We provide support to these schemes by:

  • Contacting you to progress your application
  • Complete the Fast Track Enhanced Disclosure checks (one required for every adult over 16 in the household)
  • Conducting an inspection of your property, to ensure it is suitable for another family to live in
  • Providing advice and support as required
  • Administering the £350 'thank you' payments (a month in arrears) once guests have arrived

Support for sponsors

We would encourage you to access the information that is either available online or has been provided in relation to the resettlement scheme you are involved with.

The Government's Welcome Guide for Ukrainians provides a range of information to help people adjust to life in the UK. The following guidance is available:

NHS Inform has provided helpful information about NHS services, public health, and related topics, translated into Ukrainian.

You can also refer to the Scottish Government's Ukraine Super Sponsor Scheme: guidance for hosts, which contains information relevant for those matched through the Super Sponsor Scheme, or the UK Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Donations and support for Ukraine

For anyone who wishes to donate to help those affected by the war, we would recommend doing so through an established aid charity. They are best placed to assess the needs for financial support and aid, and how needs for this may change over time.

Established aid charities include the following:

Contact details

Together with our partners, we continue to work to provide advice and support to all those who require it, in this fast-moving situation. Should you have any queries that haven't been answered, please email us: