Ukraine Travel Programme

Linking Ukrainian Refugees to UK Host Families

Ukraine Travel Programme

Linking Ukrainian Refugees to UK Host Families

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

Millions of refugees are fleeing the war in Ukraine. Hundreds of thousands of British families have offered up their rooms to refugees. GOAT Roadtrip are matching refugees to host families and transporting them one thousand miles to the UK. 

HOW ARE WE DOING IT?

We have a field team in Poland which is matching Ukrainian refugees with UK host families under the new ‘Homes for Ukraine’ Scheme. We are operating from the Caritas charity centre in Lublin as well as refugee reception centres on the Ukraine border.

We interview refugees, match them with UK hosts, help them in submitting their visa application and then once accepted, we issue them with train tickets to get to the UK.

PROGRAMME HAS STARTED

Our CEO Kevin and volunteer Oli have left Leeds on 18 March and are set up in Poland. By 4 June, we have matched and processed over 100 visa applications. Many Ukrainians are now living in the Leeds area thanks to the work of GOAT Roadtrip. 

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

Millions of refugees are fleeing the war in Ukraine. Hundreds of thousands of British families have offered up their rooms to refugees. GOAT Roadtrip are matching refugees to host families and transporting them one thousand miles to the UK. 

HOW ARE WE DOING IT?

We have a field team in Poland which is matching Ukrainian refugees with UK host families under the new ‘Homes for Ukraine’ Scheme. We are operating from the Caritas charity centre in Lublin as well as refugee reception centres on the Ukraine border.

We interview refugees, match them with UK hosts, help them in submitting their visa application and then once accepted, we issue them with train tickets to get to the UK.

PROGRAMME HAS STARTED

Our CEO Kevin and volunteer Oli have left Leeds on 18 March and are set up in Poland. 

WHO IS SUPPORTING US?

We are setting up a team of volunteers at our UK office to help in the huge administrative challenge of processing visas and logistics planning. We are also seeking relationships with NGOs and local authorities in the UK and Poland.

DONATIONS

If you would like to help fund our enduring operation then please visit our crowdfunding page. 

LOOKING FOR HOSTS IN THE LEEDS & SHEFFIELD AREAS

If you are interested in hosting refugees under the Homes for Ukraine government scheme, please let us know below. We will work with you to make sure that the refugees we identify in Poland can travel to the UK once their visa application and your checks are succesful.

INFORMATION FOR UKRAINIAN REFUGEES

Please visit us at the Caritas building, Aleja Unii Lubelskiej 15, 20-108 Lublin 7 days a week. You can also contact us by emailing ukraine@goatroadtrip.com. In our first meeting we will tell you about the UK visa scheme, answer any questions and then take some details about you to identify the best host family for you. For more information please see the following document in English.

ІНФОРМАЦІЯ ДЛЯ УКРАЇНСЬКИХ БІЖЕНЦІВ

Будь ласка відвідайте нас у будівлі Caritas building, Aleja Unii Lubelskiej 15, 20-108 Lublin 7 днів на тиждень. Ви також можете зв’язатися з нами електронною поштою ukraine@goatroadtrip.com . Під час нашої першої зустрічі ми розповімо вам про візову схему Велікобрітанії, відповімо на будь-які запитання. Ми потім розповімо про вас щоб визначити найкращу приймаючу сім’ю для вас.

Для отримання додаткової інформації будь ласка переглянте наступний документ Українські.

Hosting

If you want to host a refugee please register your interest by clicking the button below.

For any enquiries please email ukraine@goatroadtrip.com or call 0113 868 3621. If you have volunteered to be a host please see our vetting guidance and step-by-step guide

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