Please see our Homes for Ukraine FAQs for all frequently asked questions.

A huge thanks to all the people in the Stirling area who are offering support and solidarity for the people of Ukraine.

The Council is holding local drop-in sessions with Ukrainian families/individuals to help them access local services and financial support, including benefits advice and support with employability.

English language lessons will also be offered at these events along with personal integration plans.

Upcoming sessions are listed below: 

Stirling Council worked with the charity Dnipro Kids to provide sanctuary for children and young people fleeing the war in Ukraine.

Following a request of support from the charity in March, the Council provided a temporary home for the children and adults in the group who were evacuated from orphanages in Ukraine during the Russian invasion. 

The children were accommodated together at a location in the Callander area before moving to Edinburgh.

The Council worked closely with its public sector partners, including Police Scotland, NHS Forth Valley to cover all the needs of the children such as their health, wellbeing, welfare, and safety.

This included a wide range of psychological services to provide emotional support for the children given the traumatic events they have experienced in their homeland.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone from the local community who got in touch to offer support and to show interest in the situation and for providing such a warm welcome.

To make a donation to Dnipro Kids visit their website

Read our news story on the children coming to Stirling and their departure.

Stirling Council has received enquiries about how people can support Ukraine and those impacted by the conflict.  As the situation is still very unclear and the needs of those fleeing have yet to be established, we would recommend making donations to organisations already working on the borders to provide support to people.

As the situation develops and the needs of people become more apparent support needs may change and aid agencies are better placed to respond to this. Several charities have launched appeals to help people in Ukraine. You can find out more and donate by following the links below.

We have been advised that uncoordinated deliveries of second hand goods risk adding to the pressures on the roads around the borders, hampering the delivery of resources needed by aid agencies and locals such as fuel and accommodation, and leaving local suppliers out of the supply chain. 

We strongly recommend that groups direct aid via one of the existing charities that are arranging deliveries and aid nationally. These are listed below:

Last updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 7:15 AM