Homes for Ukraine
Individuals, charities, community groups and businesses can become a sponsor for refugees who wish to come to the UK, but have no family ties here.
What role will councils play in this?
Local councils are vital to the success of the Homes for Ukraine scheme. Councils are expected to offer support such as:
- Initial reception of evacuees into the county
- Provision of education and the coordination of other service provision
- Specialist service referrals, for example mental health services, adult social care and children’s services
- Work and benefits (this will be provided by district and borough councils)
- Payments to sponsors
We will be working with our local schools and health providers to ensure refugees are welcomed and have everything they need.