Surrey Heath Borough Council Statement on Homes for Ukraine

Date: 

Monday, 28 March, 2022

Surrey Heath Borough Council is proud to be supporting the Government’s recently launched Homes for Ukraine Scheme which has given the Surrey Heath community the opportunity to once again demonstrate their compassion and kindness.  We are humbled by the generosity shown by our residents in opening their homes to those fleeing for their lives.

The Council are contacting all those in the Borough who have been accepted on the Homes for Ukraine scheme and are awaiting the arrival of their Ukrainian guests.  We will provide support and advice, and work to ensure that everything is in place to make the arrangement a success.   The Council is arranging visits with host households and their Ukrainian guests and assisting with essential safeguarding and property checks.   

Can you offer accommodation? 

If you would like to register your interest in offering accommodation to Ukrainian refugees, you can do so via the Government's Homes for Ukraine scheme

Can you offer support? 

If you are not able to offer a home as part of the Ukrainian Resettlement Scheme but would like to offer your support please contact us via email at homesforukraine@surreyheath.gov.uk.

Do you need help with finding a Ukrainian Refugee to host?

Those who don't personally know anyone fleeing Ukraine, can still register their interest on the government's website.

You can also get in touch with charities that are making connections between individuals.   These include:

Can you offer a donation? 

If you would like to support those who are most at risk, financial donations to the following charities provide humanitarian relief in Ukraine and are therefore recommended in the first instance:  

We thank all residents who have stepped forward to offer help and support to those fleeing for their lives from hostile armed occupation and persecution in their home country of Ukraine.