May 21, 2024

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More Homes for Ukraine sponsors needed

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Cornwall Council is calling on residents to get in touch if they can offer space in their homes to people who have fled Ukraine.

As the war continues, refugees require ongoing accommodation.

The Council is continuing to advise and support residents who have offered their homes as emergency accommodation as part of the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme.

It is working with government and other agencies to match families to sponsors after carrying out safeguarding and suitability checks.

Each sponsor in Cornwall receives £350 a month from the government for providing accommodation to an individual or group.

Cornwall Council provides an additional £50 to the sponsor for each group as well as £50 per person until next March.

This means a sponsor hosting a family of three would receive £550 per month over the winter months.

Cllr Barbara Ellenbroek, Cornwall’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “Many of our Ukrainian refugees who arrived here earlier this year have now returned to Ukraine or resettled elsewhere, but there are many Ukrainian families who still need emergency placements.

“If you think you could help, you may be able to offer space either in your home or in an annexe or independent accommodation, for an individual or a family. We are especially interested in hearing from potential sponsors who could offer accommodation close to community amenities such as schools, shops and good public transport links.

“We want to thank everyone who has supported the Homes for Ukraine scheme so far for their continued help and generosity. 

“If you or anyone you know think you could provide accommodation for people who have fled Ukraine we would love to hear from you.” 

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Story posted December 8, 2022