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Ukrainian sponsors guide: Home assessments

The government has asked local authorities to assess whether space offered by sponsors is suitable for use in the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

We are asking for sponsors who can at least offer an empty room, to ensure the safety and privacy of guests. A bed in a shared space would not be an appropriate offer of accommodation for 6 months.

The council will arrange for home visits to sponsors’ homes

There are several aspects to these visits, including an accommodation review, safety and wellbeing checks. A council officer will visit the property and check that the accommodation is suitable to take in a Ukrainian guest and family.

The most important thing is that you’re able to provide at least 6 months of stable accommodation.

This can be anything from an empty room to an unoccupied home, as long as it’s safe, heated and free from health hazards, and gives your guests adequate access to bathroom and kitchen facilities.

The council will start contacting sponsors when matches are confirmed to us by central government.

Your first contact is likely to be from a council officer by telephone and/or email.

For further information, see Government Homes for Ukraine FAQs.

This scheme is for private properties only

Housing for Multiple Occupation (HMO) may be considered later in the scheme; the government are not allowing this at present.

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