Dartford Borough Council is here to support Ukrainian citizens in the Borough who wish to help loved ones fleeing from Russia’s devastating invasion.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm a Dartford resident, what can I do to help?
If you wish to offer your home and be matched with a displaced person, please register under the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
If you wish to offer support in other ways, there are a number of charities providing humanitarian relief in Ukraine.
The Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine appeal is accepting donations and has already raised more than £100million.
The British Red Cross is also accepting donations.
More information on volunteer work will be shared here as it becomes available.
I’ve registered my interest in the Homes for Ukraine Scheme but haven’t had a reply, who can I contact?
After you register your interest in becoming a host for the Homes for Ukraine scheme, Kent County Council will contact you to start a DBS check for every adult that lives in your home (not the arriving displaced people).
If you have further questions for Kent County Council, please contact email@example.com.
My family has arrived from Ukraine, how can they access their one-off £200 payment?
If arrivals are entitled to a £200 subsistence cost under the rules of the scheme, this payment will be issued by Kent County Council.
I’m a Homes for Ukraine host, when will I start to receive my monthly £350 payment?
Once DBS and home checks are completed, Kent County Council will send the £350 payment a month in arrears.
I am a Ukrainian resident in Dartford and am bringing my family over through the extended family scheme – what support can I access?
Dartford Borough Council is here to support Ukrainian citizens in the Borough who are housing their families from Ukraine. The Council can offer practical support, including financial assistance, in response to this humanitarian crisis. Please do make contact with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and give details of the support you are looking for.
I have just arrived in the borough, how do I register with a GP and/or get my children into a local school?
If you have difficulty in registering with a GP practice or would like advice on which practice covers your address then please ring 01634 335095 Option 6, or email Kmccg.email@example.com
Where can we access English language lessons?
Kent Adult Education offer a range of courses to support learning English. Most of these are FREE.
Call 03000 41 22 22 and ask to speak about English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) lessons.
A special section for Ukrainian learners has been created on the website. Learners should select from the ‘Please select who your message is for’ dropdown ‘Ukrainians applying for ESOL courses’. We will see what class is best for you and find you a place to learn. We have many courses all over Kent.
You can access other resources to help you learn English at your local library.
I have recently arrived in Dartford, what support is there to help me settle in?
Dartford Borough Council has put together a Welcome Pack to help you settle in to the borough and get to grips with things like public transport, health, education and local services.
Child Bereavement UK has translated some of its resources on supporting bereaved children into Ukrainian and created accompanying translations for animations to help children manage and understand their feelings.
Places Leisure, which runs Fairfield Leisure Centre in Dartford, has offered all Ukrainian arrivals three months free Premium membership, with four junior memberships included. Premium membership gives access to the centre's gym and swimming pool, along with fitness classes. All those eligible should have received a letter inviting them to sign up.
If you have any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01322 34 34 34.
Kent County Council's Homes for Ukraine contact number is 03000 419820.