UK individuals, charities, community groups and businesses can now record their interest in supporting Ukrainians fleeing the war through the government’s new Homes for Ukraine scheme.  The first phase of this scheme will allow sponsors in the UK to nominate a named Ukrainian or Ukrainian family to stay with them in their home or in a separate property. Sponsors will be asked to provide homes or a spare room rent-free for a minimum of six months. Those who sponsor a Ukrainian individual or family will not see their household benefit entitlements affected as a result. If this is something you would be interested in, you can find out more here.


Lakeland Laser Creations, Unit 2 Aspatria Business Park, CA7 3DP, Aspatria

Items needed most are:

  • Child and baby items
  • Kids hats, scarves & gloves 
  • Dry food to use with boiling water e.g. pasta pots, super noodles etc.
  • Small packs of tea and coffee 
  • Bedding
  • Small packets of children’s sweets
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags for adults and children
  • Small toiletries 
  • Toys
  • Individual packs of tissues/hand wipes
  • Toilet rolls
  • Protein bars or similar 
  • Head torches (or any small flashlights)
  • Painkillers
  • Plasters
  • Bandages
  • Small first aid packs
  • Sanitary towels




Please let us know if there is any information you would like us to share or update us on. Email