Ukraine support

Our thoughts are with all those who have been impacted by the crisis in Ukraine.

We recognise that many people will be feeling concerned and distressed about the conflict and encourage them to seek support.

Likewise, we know there will be people in the county that have friends and family in Ukraine and will be concerned about their wellbeing. See the below for links to local information and support.

Information and support

If you are a resident with friends and family in Ukraine and need information or support, please contact the Ukrainian Embassy in London:

For official information on travel advice to and from Ukraine visit GOV.UK.

Find immigration advice on temporary concessions for Ukrainian nationals applying to join a family route at GOV.UK.

For support available to Ukrainian nationals and their family members with visas, visit GOV.UK.

Support for parents of children and young people

With the situation developing in Ukraine, your children may be asking questions that you are unsure how to answer.

Donations

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched a Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

To donate directly to the Ukrainian government use the website withukraine.org, run by the Embassy of Ukraine to the UK.

To make a donation towards the UN’s humanitarian work in Ukraine, please visit Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund UN Crisis Relief.

There are many other charities collecting donations, both financial and supplies such as food and clothing – the Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator have urged the public to ‘give safely’ to registered charities helping and supporting those affected by the invasion of Ukraine.

Local initiatives

Devon’s local, city and district councils have published pages offering more local information:

Support for staff

Devon is aware how deeply affected staff have been and, as a multicultural workforce, we are committed to doing all we can to support colleagues.

Staff who have been impacted are encouraged to talk to their manager or HR, and/or access some of the many services available, including:

  • The Devon Wellbeing Hubprovides free, confidential support for individuals and teams
  • Devon Partnership Trustand Plymouth Options offer staff priority access to mental health support
  • NHS England have many wellbeing resources, including confidential support for mental health and wellbeing
  • Employee Assistance Programmes offer advice on a range of topics, including trauma, emotional resilience, and stress
  • Military veterans can access Devon’s Veterans Serviceon 01392 207799 or by email