Some of our residents have been in touch asking about the possibility of helping Ukrainian refugees. We’ve set out some information in response to queries we’ve received, which we hope is helpful.
Homes for Ukraine
The Homes for Ukraine scheme enables people living in the UK to host Ukrainian individuals or families for six months. People who provide accommodation through the scheme will be offered a thank-you payment of £350 per month.
If you are a tenant or a shared owner of ours and have the space, you can apply to be part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme. All we ask is that you let us know that you are applying – you can do this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- You cannot fully sub-let your home, so if you don’t have space, this won’t be an option for you.
- Once you have expressed your interest, we will check that your home is suitable for hosting a family and that it won’t cause overcrowding
- You will not be able to charge rent and guests won’t be able to claim housing benefit
- The government has confirmed that the £350 payment will not be treated as income and should not affect any benefit entitlements. If this information changes, we will update this webpage and we ask that you please do your own research before signing up for the scheme.
We are also working with local authorities to identify potential homes that we can offer to support the scheme.
Other ways you can help
- Click here to see what else you can do to help
- You can donate via the Government’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
There are lots of organisations across the UK and internationally that have launched appeals and you may wish to donate through these organisations. There are some simple steps you can take to ensure your money is safe and being used effectively
- Check the charity’s name and registration number using the search the charity register tool
- Most charities with an income of £5,000 or more must be registered, which means they are regulated by The Charity Commission
- Be careful – make sure the charity is genuine before giving them any financial information. If in doubt, ask the charity or organisation for more information