Report: Support for Displaced Ukrainians in the UK - History and Stereotypes

Our research shows that a lack of understanding of historical context and stereotyping of “Eastern Europeans” in the UK impacts on the experiences of displaced Ukrainians in four key areas: housing, jobs and benefits, health, and language. Improving knowledge and addressing these stereotypes would substantially improve host/visa holder relations, transition to skilled work, and access to benefits and healthcare. It would also support those working with displaced Ukrainians to avoid re-traumatisation of this vulnerable group. This report outlines our key findings and recommendations for policy-makers and -influencers, service providers and organisations supporting Ukrainians in the UK.

The version here was updated on 29 March 2023 to clarify the ONS statistic on 'friction with guests'.