The UK government launched the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme on Monday 14 March 2022, allowing both individuals and organisations to register their interest in providing a home to Ukrainians fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. From Friday 18 March 2022, this bespoke scheme will offer Ukrainians fleeing the conflict in Ukraine a route to safety with accommodation volunteered by individuals, charities, community groups and businesses in the UK.
This scheme will operate in two phases:
Those who have a named Ukrainian they wish to sponsor should contact them directly and prepare to fill in a visa application with all their details and that of the sponsor. The visa application will go live on Friday 18 March and individuals can register their interest here. Organisations may wish to consider what scope there is for them to sponsor individuals, particularly those with links to Ukraine.