Support for Displaced Ukrainians in the UK - History and Stereotypes

Online - hosted via Zoom
Tuesday 25 April 2023 (14:00-15:00)

Please contact Professor Sara Jones if you have any questions.


Launch of 'Support for Displaced Ukrainians: The Role of History and Stereotypes' - recommendations relating to work, housing and healthcare.

Official launch of the report: 'Support for Displaced Ukrainians in the UK: The Role of History and Stereotypes'. We will present our findings and recommendations, and offer the chance to ask questions and discuss current practices. 

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The “Homes for Ukraine” scheme was launched on 14 March 2022 to offer legal routes into the UK to Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion. Today, approximately 163,500 displaced Ukrainians are in the UK. As the war shows no signs of abating, many are likely to be here for the long term. This makes it imperative to consider Ukrainians’ experiences in the UK and how service providers can support them beyond the first year.

Our policy briefing focuses on an issue that has been overlooked in many reflections on the British support for Ukrainians, namely the significant role history and stereotypes play in Ukrainians’ experiences in the UK. The briefing is based on research conducted at University of Birmingham and Nottingham Trent University and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It presents recommendations for national and local government, service providers, and organisations working with Ukrainians, particularly in the fields of work and benefits, housing and hosting, and healthcare. Our recommendations concern the visa schemes for Ukrainians, as well as training and guidance both for Ukrainians and for organisations and individuals working with them.

The recommendations can make service provision for displaced Ukrainians more efficient through a better understanding of the specific challenges Ukrainians face, which often result from the historical background of the conflict and the stereotyping of Eastern Europeans in the UK.


Charlotte Galpin, Sara Jones, Natalia Kogut and Maren Rohe

Open to all staff and students. ALL WELCOME!