Ukraine assistance centres
If you have arrived in Northern Ireland from Ukraine, under either the Family Scheme or Homes for Ukraine Scheme, you should go to an assistance centre. These centres are in Ballymena, Belfast, Craigavon and Newry.
Ukraine assistance centres have been set up to give advice on key services, including:
- health assessments
Representatives from various organisations will be available in the centres to assist you with enquiries and to help with any applications for support.
Where possible, interpretation services will also be on hand for those with limited English.
What you need to bring
If you are going to an assistance centre, you will need to bring ID and proof of the scheme under which you are registered.
Centre locations and opening times
The four centres are open on the following week days between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm.
Belfast: Monday and FridayBelfast City Council
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street
Find directions at: The Cecil Ward Building
Newry: TuesdayNewry, Mourne and Down District Council
Newry Leisure Centre
60 Cecil Street
Find directions at: Newry Leisure Centre
Craigavon: WednesdayArmagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Brownlow Community Hub
7 Brownlow Road
Find directions at: Brownlow Community Hub
Ballymena: ThursdayMid and East Antrim Council
The Braid, 1-29 Bridge Street
Find directions at: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
What to expect
A diagram to explain what to expect when visiting a Ukrainian Assistance Centre can be found here: Ukrainians arriving in Northern Ireland