Mental health, self care and being aware of trauma are things that we think hosts should be aware of. Becoming a host will expose you to many situations that you might not know how to approach, both for you and your guests. This resource is not a tool to diagnose or treat those who are experiencing the effects of trauma but to raise awareness and guide hosts on how to best offer understanding and support to refugees.
The Homes for Ukraine scheme uses different terminology to refer to the individuals who are part of the process. You may have also found that when talking about displaced or migrating people, terms are used interchangeably to mean the same thing, however, certain terms are appropriate depending on people’s experiences and circumstances. Below, you can find out more about what each term is, and when to use it.
Financial matters under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme can be confusing. We’ve made this resource to help you get a better idea of finances related to the scheme. For most people, talking about financial matters can be uncomfortable and daunting, especially with new guests in your home that you want to make feel welcome.
The people you support have been displaced from their homes. They’ll be adjusting to a new culture, way of working, and new customs. They may be navigating this alone, with no connection with people other than you and those living in your household at first.
Financial matters under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme can be confusing. We’ve made this resource to help you get a better idea of finances related to the scheme. It’s important that before you arrive in the UK, you understand what financial support is available through the scheme. We’ve also made a guide to help you better understand the cost of living in the UK.
As part of the matching process through Reset Communities and Refugees, you will be provided with some information about your sponsor and other members of their family/people living in their household. We think it is important for you to get to know your sponsor a little more before you start to apply for your visas.
To help you and your guest arrange transport to the UK we put together a list of suggestions as to what is available in different countries across Europe. The list below is correct as of 20th December 2022.
After you have had some time to settle into your life in the UK, you will most likely want to start looking for work in your area. We’ve made this simple resource to help guide you through the process of finding and applying for jobs in the UK.
As part of the process of matching, you will be provided with some information about the Ukrainian family you have been potentially matched with. We think it is important for you to have a conversation to get to know each other a little bit before you go ahead and apply for a visa.
When your guests arrive you may find yourself in a new situation: living with people you never met before, uncertain of what to do and how to approach challenges, and yet equally, in charge of things as it’s your home.