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.

Housing checklist

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:

Fire safety

To book a free Home Fire Safety Visit call 0800 0731 999, Text 'FIRE' to 80800 or visit

Early Years, Education and Employability

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NHS Services

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Page last updated: 12/09/2023
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