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Isle of Man response to Ukraine

The Isle of Man Government is gravely concerned about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and stands in solidarity with their people, family and friends.

The government has taken a number of steps to offer support to Ukraine.

If you do need to contact us about your registered interest, or help completing the online form, you can either email us at UkraineSupport@gov.im or call us on +44 1624 642500 - Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Isle of Man Homes for Ukraine Scheme

The Isle of Man Government has launched the Isle of Man Homes for Ukraine where people are encouraged to register their interest in becoming potential hosts.

We will ensure that those who want to sponsor an individual or family can volunteer and help Ukrainians in need.

It is important to ensure this is a positive experience for both hosts and guests.

Hosts should provide accommodation for as long as they are able, but we have a minimum expectation of 6 months. The accommodation should look to provide full access, privacy and access to facilities such as kitchen space and bathrooms.

This scheme is for residents to express their interest in becoming hosts.

If you know of a named Ukrainian who you wish to sponsor, you should register as a host, email Isle of Man Borders on ukraineguidance@gov.im and complete UK the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme visa application with both sets of details. 

People wanting to be sponsors who do not know anyone personally fleeing Ukraine can also register their interest in being a host.

Before registering, it is important that potential hosts have considered all the requirements that will be asked of them and the document below details the Isle of Man Homes for Ukraine Scheme and hosting criteria.

Frequently Asked Questions for both hosts and Ukrainian arrivals are available .

Once you have registered your interest in offering accommodation we will review your registration and contact you shortly.

If you do need to contact us about your registered interest, or help completing the online form, you can either email us at UkraineSupport@gov.im or call us on +44 1624 642500 - Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Please note that the inbox and telephone line is for accommodation registration only. If you have any general queries, please check the Frequently Asked Questions. These will be reviewed on a regular basis as the Island's Scheme evolves.

The Ukraine Support Team have created two informative packs for both hosts and guests:

Alternatively, hard copies are available at the Welcome Centre at the Sea Terminal, the Passport, Immigration and Nationality Office or from the Ukraine Support Team by attending the public counter at Markwell House:

Passport, Immigration and Nationality Office
Ground Floor,
Government Office,
Buck's Road,
Douglas,
IM1 3PN

Ukraine Support Team – Public Counter
Markwell House,
Market St,
Douglas
IM1 2RZ

Aid and Donations

The Isle of Man Government has already donated £500,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee for their Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. This money will be donated directly to their partner charities already operating in Ukraine and neighbouring countries who are meeting the immediate needs of those fleeing Ukraine.

Anyone who can, is encouraged to donate to DEC – this is the fastest and most effective way to help those who need support.

The Manx community support for Ukraine has been overwhelming and commendable. We encourage people who wish to help to provide monetary donations to the DEC who work directly with organisations on the ground in Ukraine and bordering countries.

Donating money, rather than physical items and supplies, allows organisations to source relief items locally, ensuring quality and quick delivery to those who need them

One World Centre Isle of Man is also working with DEC to raise money for all those affected by the Russian invasion – so far they have raised over £10,000.

For ideas of other places you can donate visit the Ukraine Institute website.  

For any support or queries unrelated to visas email at ukrainesupport@gov.im

Visas and Immigration

The Isle of Man is aligned with the UK immigration policy. This policy is rapidly changing and further changes may be made at short notice.

Please check the immigration website for the latest information. 

Anyone who has any queries or needs guidance relating to visas, please email ukraineguidance@gov.im

Sanctions

The Isle of Man has implemented a number of sanctions against the Russian Federation in response to its actions in Ukraine. The Isle of Man follows the UK Government's sanctions regime and UK foreign policy, and will continue to do so.

Regulations have been published closing off the Island’s airspace and ports to all Russian aircrafts and vessels.

Details of sanctions implemented by the Isle of Man, including links to the relevant UK sanctions, are available on the Tax, VAT and your Money section.

Charity help available for Ukrainian arrivals

Charity Contact Service provided 
Cafe Lingo Karen

Telephone: +44 7624 458340
English lessons and help to integrate into the Manx community for those whose native language is not English.

Currently meeting Saturday mornings, twice a month, at Promenade, Methodist Church.
Crossroads Care Telephone: +44 1624 673103

Email: info@crossroadsiom.org
Crossroads provides practical and emotional support to all carers and the people they care for.
Friends of Chernobyl’s Children (Isle of Man) Norman Rivers

Email: Charity@focc.co.im
One off financial grant towards the purchase of shoes, clothing, school clothing & any other practical needs for Ukrainian refugee children coming to the Isle of Man.
Isle of Man Samaritans Isle of Man Samaritans 

Telephone: 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org
Provides emotional support, day or night by telephone, online chat or emails free of charge, for anyone who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
One World Centre (Isle of Man Wendy Shimmin

Telephone: +44 7624 310191  

Email: info@owciom.org
Friendship and help in connecting people with others on the Isle of Man.
Red Cross Telephone: +44 1624 617325

Email: amiemitchell@redcross.org.uk
Assistance in obtaining furniture and other items for hosts property and Ukrainian guests.
Steam Packet Company

iom.reservations@steam-packet.com

+44 1624 661661

Free of charge travel to the Isle of Man via Steam Packet ferries for Ukrainian Nationals.
St Thomas' Church

Ms Hull

Telephone: +44 1624 677711

Meet up for coffee and a chat on Friday mornings 10:30am – 11:30am. This offers a chance to meet members of the local community and develop a support network with other Ukrainian nationals on Island.

Isle of Man Ukraine Housing Support Scheme Privacy Notice

Updated 27 April 2022

The information you provide to us will be used to register you for interest in providing accommodation and to communicate with you in respect of that application.

A member of our team will contact you in due course to discuss your offer of assistance.

Information required

The following personal data is needed in order to process your application:

Personal data – collected via the online form

  • Your Name
  • Your Address including post code
  • Your Date of Birth
  • Your Email Address
  • Your Telephone/Mobile Number

Completion of the online form

  • Your IP address

If your application is accepted, your details will be retained for 1 year after acceptance, or the duration of providing accommodation plus 3 months.

Other applications will be retained for 3 months from the date of decision before disposal

You can speak to our Data Protection Officer regarding your rights or if you have any other questions regarding the processing of your personal information.

Email: DPO-CabOff@gov.im

Phone: +44 1624 686779

In writing to:               

Data Protection Officer
Cabinet Office
Government Offices
Bucks Road
Douglas
IM1 3PN

Details of rights under the data protection legislation can be found in our general privacy notice at Cabinet Office Privacy Notice 

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