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Welcome to Bury

This page has information and links to help you settle into life in the UK and in Bury

In the UK

Life in the UK

The links here and the downloadable documents at the bottom of this section provide information about life in the UK and specific information for Ukrainian refugees:

Першочергові завдання по прибуттю - Ukrainian Refuge Help (

Homes for Ukraine: Guidance for guests - GOV.UK (

Help for Ukrainian Refugees in the UK | British Red Cross

Coming to the UK or extending your visa

This website gives information about coming to the UK and about extending your visa.

Підтримка громадян України з отримання британських віз - GOV.UK (

Looking for a job

Finding a job will help you to be financially independent. Your local job centre will help you to look for a job and help you to claim any benefits you are entitled to.

Пошук роботи - Ukrainian Refuge Help (

Find a job: Homes for Ukraine - GOV.UK (

UK benefits system

Many people in the UK are entitled to benefits to help them and their family. You can find out more about the UK welfare system on these websites:

Система пільг Великобританії - Ukrainian Refuge Help (

Apply for Universal Credit and other benefits: Homes for Ukraine - GOV.UK (

The school system in England

In Bury


Life in Bury

The Bury Directory provides information about many aspects of living in Bury.  There is a translation facility on the website to access it in Ukrainian via google translate.

Claim Benefits in Bury

This website gives information about various benefits. 

Benefits - Bury Council

Your local job centre can administer claims for Jobseeker's Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support. (See Looking for a job section)

Housing in Bury

There are different ways to find a home. You can buy a home, rent from a private landlord, rent from the council or rent from a housing association. See the Bury council website for information: 

Housing - Bury Council

Looking for a job in Bury

Your local job centre can help you find a job and administer claims for Jobseeker's Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support.

Bury job centre is at 

Silver Street, Bury BL9 0DP
Telephone: 0845 604 3719

Find a school place in Bury

To apply for a school place in a Bury school for your child, you should complete the relevant form and send it to: or post it to: Admissions Team,                         Children and Young People,       3 Knowsley Place,                  Duke Street, Bury, BL9 0EJ.


Primary school form:                     in-year-primary-school-transfer-application-form-word-version.doc (

Secondary school form: 

IYFAPForm 2023 (

If your child is starting Primary or Secondary school at the normal school age, please use one of these forms:

Primary: caf-2024.docx (

Secondary: Common Application Form 2024 (

Find a college place in Bury

Young people aged 16-19 years old can attend college. To apply for a place, contact:

Holy Cross College: 

Sixth Form Admissions Process - Holy Cross College

or Bury College: 

How to apply - Bury College

Nurseries and childcare in Bury

Most Bury primary schools have a nursery class for children aged 3 to 4 years and there is one local authority maintained nursery, Hoyle Nursery School.  All three and four year olds can have 15 hours of free early education and childcare sessions per week for 38 weeks of the year. Some working parents can have 30 hours free childcare if they meet the criteria.

Day Nurseries

Funding for 2 year olds is available for parents who are entitled to claim benefits.

For more information, please click the link:

English classes (ESOL)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is for adults. Bury Adult Learning Centre will find a suitable ESOL class for you. Please click this link ESOL in Bury | GM ESOL and then select 'Join a Course' to complete the 23-24 Bury ESOL course placement test.

Adult learning

There are other classes for adults in addition to ESOL. You can find information about other classes from:


Bury Adult Learning Centre


Bury College





Fair Futures

Various classes - see Community Learning page


Leisure activities

Bury Leisure has three leisure centres where you can play sport, take exercise classes or swim.You can buy a membership card and you may be able to apply for a discount card and pay less for activities.


Bury Art Museum is free to visit.


Bury Met offers a programme of theatre, comedy and music events throughout the year. There are also workshops for children and families.


The Vue cinema is located in the Rock shopping centre.


Food shopping

There are several supermarkets in Bury:  Aldi, Asda, Iceland, Lidl and Tesco.  Home Bargains also stock food items.

Bury Market is open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.  The fish and meat hall is open Monday to Saturday.

There are a few Ukrainian and Polish shops and caterers in and near Bury. Go to,-2.4281364,11z?entry=ttu

and search for Ukrainian shop or Polish shop


The Rock is a popular shopping centre for clothing, books and toiletries.



The bus station is in the centre of Bury.  All fares are now £2 for adults and £1 for children. 

Metrolink trams

The Metrolink station is also in the centre of Bury.   Prices for tickets vary according to what time you are travelling.

Places of worship

Bury has a diverse, multi-faith community.  The Bury Directory has links to places of worship throughout the borough.

Information downloads

British Red Cross:
Information for Ukrainian nationals arriving in the UK
British Red Cross Refugee Support Ukraine service flyer 
Інформація для громадян України, які прибувають до Великої Британії
Информационный документ для граждан Украины, прибывающих на территорию Великобритании
What I need to know about life in the UK - Ukrainian
What I need to know about life in the UK - Russian
British Red Cross Refugee Support Ukraine service flyer  Ukrainian
British Red Cross Refugee Support Ukraine service flyer  Russian

Where to Find Us

17 Broad Street, Bury BL9 0DA

See What We Do and Community Learning for details of current opening hours

Phone Monday - Friday 8.45am - 5.30pm

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