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Homes for Ukraine scheme - support for hosts

Thank you for offering your home or property as a safe place for a Ukrainian person or family. It is a reminder of the extraordinary generosity of our residents.
 

Your Homes for Ukraine scheme application 

After you have registered with the Government to become a host, your details will be shared with Kent County Council (KCC) who are co-ordinating the scheme in Kent.

KCC will carry out background and in-person checks on you and your family, including a DBS check on every adult who lives in your home.

We will inspect your property on behalf of KCC to ensure it is clean, warm, safe and in a reasonable state. We will contact you to arrange a convenient time within 10 days of being notified by KCC. Our visit should last about an hour and you will be informed of any issues you need to address within 48 hours.

Once the background and home checks are complete, KCC will make the £350 payment for being a Homes for Ukraine host a month in arrears. This payment will be paid for up to 12 months for as long as you are hosting your guests.

KCC will also provide each Ukrainian refugee with a one-off £200 payment.

Clarion Housing is providing support to Ukrainian refugees and their hosts. They will visit you a few days after your guests have arrived to make sure everything is running smoothly. They will also offer further support should you need it.


Work, benefits and services for Ukrainian nationals

Ukrainian nationals arriving under the scheme will be able to:

  • Live and work in the UK for up to three years
  • Access healthcare, benefits, employment support, education and English language tuition

Hosts will need to help their guests to settle in and this includes registering for benefits and services.
 

Benefits and Council Tax

If you take part in the Homes for Ukraine scheme, the current Government guidance is your benefit entitlements remain unchanged.

If you receive single person discount on your Council Tax, this remains unchanged too.


Further information

West Kent Mind mental health training for residents supporting Ukrainian refugees

KCC homes for Ukraine - support for hosts page

Homes for Ukraine website 

GOV.UK guide for new refugees

Red Cross coping with the Ukraine crisis & support for those suffering trauma

 

Local support groups

Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees

Care For Our Community Ukraine (Facebook page)

Sevenoaks In Support Of Ukraine (Facebook page)

Care For Our Community (Facebook page)

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