Homes for UkrainePosted on: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Following yesterday’s announcement from Government, the Homes for Ukraine scheme has now been launched. The scheme will allow any UK resident to host refugee’s in their homes which is hoped will enable tens of thousands of people to flee the war in Ukraine.
For full information on the scheme, and to register your interest, please visit homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk.
Update 15 March 2022
Councillor David Lloyd, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council said: “It’s heartening that our district is now able to open its arms to refugees whose lives have been upended in this brutal conflict. I know from previous resettlement projects that Newark and Sherwood will welcome these people with the warmth and comfort that they are in dire need of.
"I am overwhelmed by the support already pledged from residents across the UK, no more so than those in Newark and Sherwood. Yesterday, as soon as the announcement was made and before the Government’s website to register was launched, the Council’s phones starting ringing with individuals, families, community groups and housing providers wanting to help immediately. Our message remains constant, to all Ukrainian citizens; we stand with you in solidarity.”
Update 9 March 2022
Press release: NSDC pledges to welcome Ukraine refugees
Update 1 March 2022
We have received questions from residents wishing to help those in Ukraine. Below are a list of charities offering help and support whom you can contact.
International Rescue Committee