On 14 March, the UK Government launched the ‘Homes for Ukrainians’ website where people can record their interest in providing a home to Ukrainian refugees.
The Scottish Government has proposed to become ‘super sponsors’ to allow up to 3,000 Ukrainians to come to Scotland as part of the first wave of refugees fleeing the war.
Once people arrive, they will be accommodated temporarily and then people will be matched to longer term accommodation, which will include the offers of rooms from members of the public.
Any person who registers through the government scheme must be able to offer a spare room for at least six months and potentially even longer.
All applicants will be vetted, as will all the Ukrainian nationals. Those households that are able to receive a refugee will be offered £350 a month.
If you are thinking of registering for the scheme to host a Ukrainian family, please remember that you will need our permission to take in lodgers. You will need to fill in a lodger application form. This form should be competed and returned to us either by post or email.
Once we receive your form, we will contact you to discuss your request. If you move people into your home without prior agreement from ourselves, your tenancy may be at risk because you will be in breach of your agreement.
If you want to know more about taking in a lodger before applying, please get in touch.
Further information and links
The following links may be useful to direct Ukrainians to for more general information about the response from the UK:
If you want to donate financially to support people directly affected by the invasion of Ukraine, here are some organisations you can donate to: