Ukraine Support Network

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Some QPARA members and other locals who want to support displaced Ukrainians and their hosts in the area have formed a support network to assist and complement what Brent Council and others are doing. It is not restricted to QPARA members. If you wish to get in touch with QPARA’s Ukraine Support Network, please feel free to contact Celia Frank ( or Robin Sharp (

Guide for Guests and Hosts

We are very proud to welcome our Ukrainian guests and wanted to offer a short guide for guests and their hosts to help navigate the most important steps in getting settled in the UK. It is not comprehensive but should provide a valuable resource to get things started. 

The document will be updated with shared learning as we discover more about the Homes for Ukraine scheme and as hosts and guests feed their experiences back to us.

The most up-to-date version of the document can be downloaded from Dropbox by clicking on the link below. You don’t need a Dropbox account to do this, select the Download option (top left, select down arrow and then Download – this on a PC Browser, other browsers may differ)

Dropbox link for Ukraine Support Network document.

Please note that this information may change frequently. Newer versions of the document will be uploaded, so please check back often.

If you have any difficulty downloading from Dropbox, a local version can be downloaded by clicking on the link below, but this may not be the most up-to-date version.

Quick Start Guide for Ukrainian Guests

Donations for medical and humanitarian aid to Ukraine

North London Collection Centre:

Brondesbury Park
233 Willesden Lane
London NW2 5RP
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 08:00-20:00
Site contact: Olena 07513 707054


Humanitarian supplies

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Baby food
  • Folding beds
  • Sellotape for sealing windows
  • Window film, protection against bomb blast, safety & security windows
  • Flour and yeast
  • Porridge
  • Soups in packs
  • Sugar
  • Canned food
  • Long-life food in jars and cans
  • Cups with noodles
  • Snacks: nuts, dry fruits
  • Rugs / sleeping bags
  • Warm clothing and robust footwear

Medical supplies:

  • Jutes, bandages, anti-burn agents, patches that fix different sizes, painkillers, hemostatic drugs, cotton wool, painkillers gels, first aid kits, syringes, catheters, disinfectants
  • Antipyretics and analgesics for children and adults
  • Medicines that do not need to be bought with a prescription
  • Sodium chloride 0.9%
  • Glucose 40%
  • Zvirax tablets
  • Octenicept (spray)
  • Dexamethasone, Dopamine, Diazetam
  • Epinephrine / Adrenaline
  • Insulin injection
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Complex chloride solution
  • Matinol, Furosemide, Chlorgedside, Povidone-iodine, Amoxeline, Morphine, Lidocaine
  • Medical gauze napkins and diapers
  • First aid kits

They also need cardboard boxes to pack the supplies.