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Help to Resettle Ukrainians

Information from NKDC to help resettle Ukrainians

Households which can are encouraged to step forward with an offer of accommodation and help in supporting the resettlement of Ukrainian refugees into the County.

Following the announcement UK government of its 'Homes for Ukraine' scheme today, through which people are asked to provide homes or a spare room rent-free for as a long as they can, willing hosts can now register to take in refugees at https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk

There will be a process of vetting, security checks and matching offers of accommodation against the refugee families and individuals with an expectation of the accommodation being for a minimum of six months. Hosts will be paid £350 a month per resettlement group.

Ukrainians who are matched and housed with a UK 'sponsor' will be granted leave to remain for three years. They will be able to work, claim benefits and access public services in that time.

All current details about the scheme are available on the Government website and any further local specifics will be posted on each Lincolnshire Councils' local websites.

Additionally, today, working in partnership with all Lincolnshire Councils, the Lincolnshire Community Foundation has launched an appeal dedicated to supporting those arriving in the county. This Local Welcome Fund which will help to meet additional costs and provisions required by the refugee families and their hosts, such as to access transport, broadband and digital resources, access to leisure facilities, vouchers for toys etc. It is at: www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/LincolnshireCF-Ukraine

Posted: Tue, 15 Mar 2022 13:12 by Administrator

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