Information for Potential Hosts
If you have signed up to host a Ukrainian family through the Homes for Ukraine scheme, you can use this page to find useful resources.
If you are interested in signing up to the scheme, read through Reset's guidance pages. This includes a 'Matching Form' for residents who do not know a Ukrainian family who they wish to sponsor. You can also visit the Homes for Ukraine official website to register your interest.
The welfare of vulnerable people is obviously of paramount importance. Extensive work is ongoing to ensure that Dumfries and Galloway supports Ukrainian refugees.
The Enhanced Disclosure Scotland checks of property are carried out in line with Scottish Government guidance, which includes the regulations put in place for the safe, fast and free vetting system introduced to support those who want to open their homes to displaced Ukrainians.
The national Homes for Ukraine scheme enables individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to record their interest in supporting Ukrainian residents fleeing the conflict.
The scheme allows sponsors in the UK to nominate a named Ukrainian or a named Ukrainian family to stay with them in their home or in a separate property.
How to get involved
Anyone interested in making an offer of accommodation should do so online: Gov.UK website
Information is also available at: Homes for Ukraine scheme: frequently asked questions
Welcoming people into your home can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, both for you as a host family and for your guests. But it is important to understand that it is also a big commitment, both physically and emotionally.
If you have applied to be a host and are waiting confirmation, please be patient - we will be in touch as soon as we can.
Home checks will be carried out. Please see an example of the checklist we will be using below:
To book a free Home Fire Safety Visit call 0800 0731 999, Text 'FIRE' to 80800 or visit www.firescotland.gov.uk
Early Years, Education and Employability
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - Dumfries and Galloway Council (dumgal.gov.uk)
- Department for Work and Pensions - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- Support For Those Fleeing The Conflict In Ukraine - Understanding Universal Credit
- School places - Dumfries and Galloway Council (dumgal.gov.uk)
- Early Learning and Childcare or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- DG Employment TAP | DGTAP
How to report information about possible war crimes in Ukraine
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