HOSTS FOR UKRANIAN GUESTS

Across Horsham District, many individuals and families who have fled the violence in Ukraine are living in temporary or hotel accommodation. There is an urgent need for more hosted accommodation to provide a safe place for our Ukranian guests.

The following message is from West Sussex County Council:

“So far, The Homes for Ukraine Scheme has supported tens of thousands of refugees fleeing from war in Ukraine by providing housing in the UK.

Existing guests in the UK are not always able to stay with a host after the initial six months, and hope to find a new host to ensure they still have a safe place to live. Whilst many arrangements are made locally, West Sussex County Council aims to support guests and hosts with finding a new place to live in the county.

We are seeking new hosts who can provide a safe place for a guest or guests in West Sussex. We particularly need to find housing for a number of larger families with grandparents and children.

Anyone in the UK can offer to host if;

  • They can offer a spare room or home for at least 3 months
  • If they are not a British citizen, but have ‘leave to remain in the UK’ status for at least 6 months
  • They do not have a criminal record

Anyone can record their expression of interest online through the government website Homes for Ukraine: record your interest – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) or email ukrainesupport@westsussex.gov.uk and a member of the local team will be in contact for a no obligation chat about the scheme”.