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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.

My guest does not speak good English. What English-language training is available?

Your guest is entitled to access Adult Education in Gloucestershire, including English as a Second Language (ESOL). More information about ESOL classes is available at ESOL - Learn to Speak English - Adult Education in Gloucestershire.

In other government resettlement schemes, the government has provided additional resources to allow us to provide additional ESOL classes for those arriving in the country through those routes.

We are awaiting further information on this in relation to the Homes for Ukraine scheme and will share this as soon as it becomes available.

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

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