Homes for Ukraine: Future accommodation options
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 help inform and prepare guests and hosts for changes to their current hosting arrangements and alternative living arrangement options that they can pursue.
All hosts and guests will be contacted prior to 6 months and 12 months since their arrival in the borough by email. Guests will also receive a telephone call to discuss their future plans and will be offered support where needed. If you are a guest or host and have not received any contact at 6 months, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All options are subject to the availability of grant funding. Any options could be removed if there is insufficient grant funding. The budget supporting these options is the special ‘Homes for Ukraine’ budget.
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 email@example.com and specifying that you would like further information, we will then arrange an appointment for you to meet with advocates.
If you are interested in becoming a host, you can register your interested via this form.