Support for refugees - Homes for Ukraine scheme
Support for refugees - 'Homes for Ukraine' scheme
The government has launched its "Homes for Ukraine" scheme being led by The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Under the scheme people in the UK will be able to nominate an individual or family to stay with them rent-free, or in another property, for at least six months.
Charities, businesses and community groups will also be able to apply with households offered £350 a month as a ‘thank you’. Checks will be made on all hosts by the government and Ukrainian applicants will also undergo some security checks. Ukrainians welcomed into this scheme will be eligible to work, access state benefits and public services for three years.
To find out more about the scheme and register your interest visit: How to sponsor Ukrainian refugees and offer them a home in the UK
The Homes for Ukraine sponsor guidance outlines important information for sponsors including responsibilities of sponsors and how sponsors may support their guests.
There is also an FAQ from the government on the Homes for Ukraine scheme which covers many questions you may have.
Gloucestershire Homes for Ukraine sponsor guide
Guidance from the Gloucestershire Housing Partnership for those who have registered as sponsors in the Homes for Ukraine Scheme in Gloucestershire.
Welcome: a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK
The government has created a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK. It also includes specific information for those arriving on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
Translated guidance for Ukrainians arriving in the UK
The government has also provided Ukrainian and Russian translations to the welcome guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK.
- Ukrainians arriving in the UK guidance in Ukrainian
- Ukrainians arriving in the UK guidance in Russian
Gloucestershire refugee support organisations
Financial support for those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine
People arriving in the UK from Ukraine because of the Russian invasion can apply for financial help immediately and get extra help to find work.