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.
Find a list of useful links to organisations, information and resources provided by charities, government and people
If you would like to apply for the Homes for Ukraine scheme but are not exactly sure or know a lot about the geography of the UK, we’ve made a short video to introduce you to the country and show you that there is so much more to the UK than London.
The Homes for Ukraine Scheme is a programme from the UK government which allows UK citizens to sponsor somebody’s visa from Ukraine and host them for a minimum of six months. When you apply with Homes of Ukraine, somebody in the UK will choose to sponsor your visa application and welcome you into their home
First Two Weeks Apply for a bank account Submit application for Universal Credit Register with a General Practitioner (GP) Receive £200 per person initial cash payment from Local Authority Apply for your National Insurance number First Month Get familiar with public transport links in your area Apply for child benefit (if you have children) Apply
Once you’ve arrived in your sponsor’s home, your sponsor will do the best they can to make sure you feel comfortable. Keep in mind that sponsors may not be able to help you with everything and may only have limited capacity to support you outside of the house. The local authority in your area will
Find out how long your accommodation is available for at the start We realise that arriving in a new country, especially when you never planned to come here is very difficult. Nevertheless, it is best to start planning for the end of hosting as early on as possible. We know that many hosts are reluctant