Homes for Ukraine: Living arrangements after the first 6 months

The Homes for Ukraine programme started in March 2022, with host households in Kingston and other boroughs opening their homes to people fleeing Ukraine. Thank you to our generous hosts in Kingston. Over 160 households have stepped forward and are accommodating guests.

The UK has now welcomed over 100,000 people from Ukraine to give them a safe haven at this terribly difficult time. This represents the UK’s largest offer of help for people fleeing war since 1945. Under the Homes for Ukraine scheme, hosts kindly agree to house their Ukrainian guests for at least 6 months, and have the option to extend for a further 6 months.

We have worked with our council teams and local partners to develop some options to support hosts and guests for the second 6 month period after guest arrival to help ensure that our Ukrainian guests who remain in the UK continue to be housed. These options are detailed on these web pages. All options above the existing national scheme payments are subject to the available budget and may be withdrawn at any time. The budget supporting these options is the special ‘Homes for Ukraine’ budget.

We will continue to refine the processes to support these options as we implement them. Please be patient as we develop our processes and do let us know if you have any suggestions to make any of these options work more effectively.

All options are subject to the availability of grant funding. Any options could be removed if there is insufficient grant funding.

Host = refers to an individual, group or organisation who has been approved to accommodate an individual or household from Ukraine under the “Homes for Ukraine” sponsorship scheme, also referred to as ‘Sponsor’.

Guest = refers to an individual or household previously resident in Ukraine, prior to 1 January 2022, who have secured a visa under the “Homes for Ukraine” scheme, which enables them to be housed by a host/sponsor.

You can seek support to discuss the various options available in more detail by emailing ukraine@kingston.gov.uk and specifying that you would like further information, we will then arrange an appointment for you to meet with advocates.

Last Modified: 01/11/2022 10:16:42