Elections 2023

From May 4 2023, voters in England will need to show photographic ID to vote at polling stations in some elections, including Stoke-on-Trent’s upcoming local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Find out more here...

Support for Ukraine

Many of us have been shocked and saddened by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and our thoughts go to the people of Ukraine and their families.

We will be working with the UK government to do whatever we can to help those in need and let Ukrainian families know they are not alone.


How you can help…

People from across the city want to do whatever they can to help and the safest and easiest way is to donate.

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is made up of a number of charities who will be able to help refugees with:

  • Food
  • Water
  • Shelter
  • Healthcare to refugees and displaced families

Click here to donate to the DEC Ukraine Appeal

Already sponsored a family...

If you have already agreed to sponsor a Ukrainian family, please contact ukraine@stoke.gov.uk as we need some information from you. When contacting us, please include the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact details
  • The names / DOBs of guests
  • Anticipated arrival date


Government support for Ukraine

The UK and our international partners are united in support of Ukraine. The UK government is providing a range of economic, humanitarian, and defensive military assistance to Ukraine, and is imposing additional sanctions on Russia and Belarus.

Read more about the government response here


Homes for Ukraine scheme

The government have launched phase one of the Homes for Ukraine scheme. Individuals, charities, community groups and businesses can offer accommodation and become a sponsor for refugees who wish to come to the UK.

Sponsors can offer their homes for as long as they like but there is a minimum ask of six months. For anyone arriving in the UK, they will be subject to security checks. This also applies to sponsors and any adults in the household.

Click here to find out more about the Homes for Ukraine scheme

Homes for Ukraine: Frequently asked questions


Additional support

If you need any additional support, please visit the VAST website for more information.

VAST website