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Birkdale Collective and the Homes for Ukraine Scheme

Working with Stockport Council, Birkdale Collective are extending our careers advice to Ukrainian guests arriving in the UK into the Stockport and Greater Manchester area under the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

The scheme was launched due to the war in Ukraine and saw over 150,000 sign ups in the opening days. Following some helpful advice and support from the Shadow Minister for Public Health, MP Andrew Gwynne, Birkdale Collective were connected with Stockport Council to offer our unique perspective in guiding international professionals into employment.

Birkdale Collective will be attending local events, holding advisory sessions and contributing to online forums to offer additional wrap-around support to those on the scheme, in addition to what is already offered by Stockport Council and its partners.

With the war in Ukraine displacing many from their homes, the UK government launched the Homes for Ukraine scheme. There are many helpful elements to this scheme both online and in person. For example, this welcome guide is a free download for those arriving into the UK.

All those from Ukraine coming to the UK under the scheme will be able to seek and take up employment. Jobcentre Plus are helping with benefits that guests from Ukraine can access. This may include: Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Disability Benefits, Carer’s Allowance and Child Benefits.

“It’s my hope that if we can help even a few people arriving from Ukraine settle into the UK with a bit more ease, then our involvement will have been extremely worthwhile. Comments on this matter don’t really need to be political from us as an organisation; we simply aim to offer our help and support having over 10 years experience as a team in guiding international professionals with the often tricky nature of obtaining a job here in the UK. I am really looking forward to attending the upcoming events and helping where we can in adding to an already comprehensive offering from Stockport Council,” said Birkdale Collective Director Peter Davis.

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