Refugees: Ukraine

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 28 September 2022.

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Photo of David Warburton David Warburton Conservative, Somerton and Frome

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to support the sponsors of refugees from Ukraine who are experiencing delays in finding their own homes.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

We are working closely with local councils to understand where pressures may be and are actively exploring options to find suitable long-term accommodation for the Ukrainians who are likely to stay in this country beyond their initial sponsorship period.

The updated guidance for the Homes for Ukraine guests, hosts and councils setting out all the support options available to them can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-guidance-for-councils#four-to-6-months-after-guests-have-moved-to-your-area.

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