Initial checks for sponsor's accommodation for Ukrainian guests

Our most immediate priority once the Government inform us about an approved sponsor, is to check the sponsor’s accommodation is suitable for additional guests, run Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for everyone aged over 16 in the household and carryout welfare checks.

These checks may feel a little invasive, but it is important that we ensure guests who are already vulnerable from having to leave their home country are in safe and suitable homes once they are here.

We will only complete checks once sponsor households are matched and that confirmation will come directly from the Home Office, therefore there is no requirement for individuals to contact us directly requesting home checks or assessments in advance.

We will contact sponsors before any visits. Anyone visiting you from the council will also have an ID card with them.

If you are a sponsor and your guests have arrived, but the council has not visited to check your home please contact Central Bedfordshire Council’s Ukraine Support team on 0300 300 8855 or by email at as soon as possible.

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