Many constituents have contacted me about the Homes for Ukraine Scheme. It’s so heartening to see how many people in Cardiff North have put themselves forward to sponsor a family fleeing war in Ukraine and that Wales is a ‘super sponsor’ of Ukrainian refugees.
The UK Government’s scheme is undoubtedly flawed and has unfortunately taken far too long to support families in desperate need to leave Ukraine. However, if you’re a host family living in Wales sponsoring a person or family in Ukraine, here’s how to seek advice and obtain an update:
Advice if you are a host living in Wales and sponsoring a person or family from Ukraine: https://gov.wales/homes-ukraine-guidance-sponsors
Advice on how public bodies can support the Homes for Ukraine scheme: https://gov.wales/homes-ukraine-guidance-local-authorities
Dedicated helpline for arrivals and sponsors We have launched a dedicated helpline for people arriving in Wales from Ukraine and for people who are acting as sponsors to provide advice and guidance.
For callers in the UK, the number is: Freephone 0808 175 1508.
For callers outside the UK, the number is: +44 20 4542 5671.
If you’re a constituent of Cardiff North and you require any assistance from my office, please do not hesitate to get in touch.