Homes For Ukraine Programme

          On this page is where you will find all kinds of information and support . (This page is currently being updated on a daily basis – Please keep checking for updates) 


UK individuals, charities, community groups and businesses have been supporting Ukrainians fleeing the war through the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme.  

Here in Teignbridge, CVS are coordinating the support for guests and hosts who are part of this programme. This is provided by two dedicated CVS support workers, a dedicated Citizens Advice support worker and a number of support groups throughout the district. 


Support Groups & Events                                                                                     

Teignbridge-wide Drop-in Support and Advice Session – Every Tuesday, 12pm – 3pm at the Courtenay Centre, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 2QA.  

CVS Homes for Ukraine support (Jane Weir and Ali Evans) and Citizens Advice Homes for Ukraine support (Rebecca Bright) will be on hand to answer questions and give advice to Hosts and Guests. We can also request the Teignbridge District Council Homes for Ukraine caseworker to attend to offer advice and support when required. Volunteer translators will be available too.   

A number of support groups have been set-up around the district and funded through the Homes for Ukraine programme. They provide a chance to meet up for Ukrainian Guests and Host Families, to learn what more is going on and available and offer information and support. Please contact them or call in to meet others and find answers to your questions! 

Newton Abbot 

  • Coffee Mornings at the Courtenay Centre, every Friday, 10am – 12 noon 
  • Contact: Peta: for further information and details of events 
  • Saturdays at 11am at the Courtenay Centre – meet for a chat, a hot drink (some craft and practice your English if you wish). Children welcome, games and toys available.  


  • Fortnightly on Saturday 6 pm to 9 pm, Bring and Share social, Riverside Centre, Dawlish  
  • Please contact the organiser for details of other meetings and events 
  • Contact: Angie: 07584 052306 or for further information 
  • Information about support and what is on can also be found through the Ukrainian Guests and Hosts page on the Helping Dawlish website 


  • Fortnightly on Saturday mornings, 10am to 12pm at Westbank and Friday evening socials for Ukrainian guests in the Emmanuel Chapel 
  • Contact: Vanessa: for further information 




Support & Advice 

CVS Homes for Ukraine Support Workers 

General Advice and Support  – We have a dedicated email address and phone number for the Homes for Ukraine Programme wrap around support; this is available for Hosts and Guests 

You can contact us:  Jane – 07918 205356  

  If you would like 1:1 support with training, employment and/or work skills, please contact   Mobile: 07776 845030  

Citizens Advice Homes for Ukraine Support Worker 

Citizens Advice Teignbridge  

Teignbridge Citizens Advice Ukraine Referral Form: 

English and Ukrainian (Українська):  Please click here 

Phone – 01626 326121. 

Email – 


Arrival administration  

CLICK HERE  for information on what needs to be done in the first few weeks after guests have arrived 

Learning English 

There are a number of activities to support Guests in learning English; some of these are more formal, some are conversational. 

Please CLICK HERE  for more information about classes in your area. 

Support for Families                            



Home-Start Teignbridge                                                                                                                                                       

has offered support, friendship and practical assistance to local families (usually with young children 5yrs and younger) for over 30 years. We respect the dignity, identity and beliefs of each individual, reassuring parents that difficulties bringing up children are not unusual and encouraging enjoyment in family life. 

Our trained volunteers work with individual families to encourage parents’ strengths and emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their children.  These volunteers also encourage families to widen their network of relationships and to use effectively the support and services available within the community. 

We also run a small family group at Abbotsbury Church in Newton Abbot, term times only, last session 17th July, starts again 11th September.   Additionally, we run a group for parents with young children that meets at Stover park on Tuesday mornings from 10 – 12. Please book for either of these details below: 

If you would like more information or to talk about your support, please contact: Denise Ratcliffe at or call or text 07837 946069.      

 For more information about Home start Teignbridge click Here  


Early Help 

Early Help is the extra support your family can get if you need it. It may be that you want to prevent a problem, or change things for your family before the problem becomes more serious. 

Early Help – Devon Children and Families Partnership  


Ukrainian support helpline    

The support offered includes therapy with a qualified psychotherapist, advice on a range of issues including employment and accessing health services, and practical support such as providing toys and digital devices.  

Find out more Here. 



Cost of Living  

Please follow the link if you need financial advice and help during the Cost-of-Living Crisis: 

Cost of living leaflet in Ukrainian                                 Cost of living leaflet English 

You can find more Cost Of Living Support around Teignbridge HERE 


General Information 

Opora have some useful Rental information Here 


Teignbridge Homes For Ukraine Housing Support 

Teignbridge CVS have been working on a number of leaflets to help support families and individuals moving into temporary accommodation or who are new to the area and may need some support. 

You can find the leaflet for the Newton Abbot Area HERE  

You can find the leaflet for Dawlish HERE