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“Who is a refugee?” – Understanding Terminology in the Homes for Ukraine Scheme

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.

What to discuss in an online meeting with your guests

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.

What to put in your sponsor profile

When you sign up to Reset’s matching service as a sponsor, you’ll be asked to attend a webinar and then update your sponsor profile. The profile includes information about you, your household and the area where you live. We’ll use this profile to match you with refugees, and refugees will view your profile before deciding if they would like to be in contact with you.

Is hosting right for you?

It is much better that you decide hosting is not for you now, rather than two weeks before your guests arrive. In this resource we will share some of the things to consider when planning to become a host as part of the Homes for Ukraine programme.

How to find someone to host

It can seem daunting to begin your journey of becoming a sponsor for the Homes for Ukraine Scheme. To help you understand Reset’s services, we’ve made a video to explain what you will need to be matched with a refugee using our service, as well as useful step by step guide below.

Who can share a room in my house?

Housing rules in the UK can be quite complicated, as a result you may not be certain how many people you can host in your home. We produced a simple video explaining who can share a bedroom.

Keeping your information secure in the matching process

As you learned in Reset’s matching webinar, according to government guidance either you or your guest can fill in the online visa application form. To do this, you’ll need to share personal details, including passport numbers, addresses and more. 

Profiles of Ukrainian refugees arriving to the UK

When we think about Ukrainian refugees we often picture a single woman or a woman with a young child. While that is true for a lot of refugees arriving to the UK, it is not true for all, we see a broad range of people come through the Homes for Ukraine programme.