Here is how you can record your interest in supporting Ukrainians fleeing the war through the government’s new Homes for Ukraine scheme.

The Homes for Ukraine scheme will allow individuals, charities, community groups and businesses in the UK to bring Ukrainians to safety – including those with no family ties to the UK.

Phase One of the scheme will allow sponsors in the UK to nominate a named Ukrainian or a named Ukrainian family to stay with them in their home or in a separate property.

People can record their interest, ahead of Phase One of the scheme opening for applications this Friday (March 18), on the Home for Ukraine webpage

Individual sponsors will be asked to provide homes or a spare room rent-free for as long as they are able, with a minimum stay of 6 months. In return, they will receive £350 per month.

Those who have a named Ukrainian they wish to sponsor should contact them directly and prepare to fill in a visa application, with the application launching on Friday 18 March.

Charities, faith groups and local community organisations are also helping to facilitate connections between individuals, for potential sponsors who do not have a named contact.

Ukrainians arriving in the UK under this scheme will be granted three years leave to remain, with entitlement to work, and access benefits and public services.

Applicants will be vetted and will undergo security checks.

Sponsors will be kept updated on the scheme. 

Links

Homes for Ukraine scheme: frequently asked questions on GOV.UK   Covers Questions and answers on how the Homes for Ukraine scheme will work.

RESET a charity funded by the Home Office, has launched a new website to register and match sponsors in the UK with people from Ukraine.

Visa support UK visa support for Ukrainian nationals

Derbyshire County Council's news page