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.

The officers undertaking property checks are trained professionals who are used to visiting people’s homes to carry out similar checks. They will always carry ID and show these to you before you enter the property.

Wherever possible you will be contacted before the check to arrange an appointment, however given the urgency to complete the property checks this may not always be appropriate. Please be aware that officers may seek to visit your property outside of normal working hours, or at the weekend.

Page updated: 08/04/2022 Page updated by: GCC communications

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