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Gloucestershire Homes for Ukraine sponsor guide

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Thank you for offering your home to someone in need. The generosity of people across the county in providing safety and refuge to those fleeing Russia’s war in Ukraine reflects the very best of our county.

We are working with the district councils; the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group; Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS) and other partners to support sponsors and guests through the Gloucestershire Housing Partnership.

This guidance is being issued by the Gloucestershire Housing Partnership for those who have registered as sponsors in the Homes for Ukraine Scheme in Gloucestershire.

We are still receiving updates and information from central government regarding the scheme; requirements for sponsors; and how local authorities are expected to help. 

As more information becomes available, we will continue to update this guide. It should be read alongside the national guidance for sponsors.

Please read this Advice for Host Families pack produced by Barnardos and their partners. It contains more information about Ukraine culture differences and how to support someone suffering from traumatic experiences.

I have registered as a sponsor but do not know any Ukrainian applicants. Will the council help me to match with someone in need?

There is not currently a government-run matching process for linking sponsors and guests: however, we understand this is under development.

If you do not want to wait for the central government matching process, then several charitable organisations are helping to match individuals. Like other local authorities, we recommend using Reset.

At present we are focusing on ensuring we can provide appropriate support to sponsors and guests once they arrive in Gloucestershire, and so we are not prioritising a local matching scheme at this time.

Page updated: 12/05/2023 Page updated by: GCC communications

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