Homes for Ukraine Support and Guidance

The government has launched its "Homes for Ukraine and Refugees" 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 £600 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.

If you have a spare room you could help a refugee and receive £600 per month. Short-term placements last up to 3 months while your guests find employment and long-term accommodation. You’ll get wrap around support from the Homes for Refugees team to help you every step of the way. If you could become a Homes for Refugees host, we need to hear from you today. Please email or for more information.

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.

The Government is working with a number of charities and organisations to support Sponsors and Guests for the Homes for Ukraine scheme and RESET offers support and guidance on the application and matching process, including some helpful webinars and toolkits for sponsors.

Gloucestershire County Council information

Gloucestershire County Council is also providing guidance and links to national and local county information.

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.
Find out more about the Gloucestershire Homes for Ukraine sponsor guide.

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.

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.
Find out more about the financial support available