Guests arriving under the Homes for Ukraine scheme are due to live with a sponsor for a minimum of six months. Sponsors are not allowed to charge guests rent while staying with them, but they may ask for a reasonable contribution to any common household bills such as food and utilities.
If guests feel they are being asked to contribute an unreasonable amount for such bills, contact Central Bedfordshire Council’s Ukraine Support team on 0300 300 8855 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and help.
Occasionally things do go wrong and if they do, it may be something simple that can be resolved with a conversation. If, however, the relationship breaks down between sponsor and guests, you can speak to Central Bedfordshire Council’s Ukraine Support team on 0300 300 8855 or by email at email@example.com about finding alternative accommodation.
If you've registered on GOV.UK
If you have registered (expression of interest) on the government's website to host Ukrainian guests under the Homes for Ukraine scheme, you need to do the same for us.
We can undertake the necessary checks and help match you with guests as soon as possible.
Contact Central Bedfordshire Council’s Ukraine Support team on 0300 300 8855 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you rent
If you'd like to become a sponsor but are renting a property, you'll need to gain permission from your landlord before applying to the scheme. Find out what to do if you rent with us.
Extending your sponsorship arrangements
Many hosts want to continue with their sponsorship arrangement beyond six months. We are extremely grateful for the support of sponsors, and ask that they consider hosting their guests for as long as they can, particularly those that are coming up to their fourth month of sponsoring.
Don’t forget that thank you payments are available for sponsors, for the first 12 months of a guest’s time in the UK. If you continue to host, you are eligible to receive thank you payments for the remaining months that you host. There is also more guidance for sponsors available on the GOV.UK website: Sources of support for sponsors hosting people from Ukraine, and support available locally.
If you are unable to continue your sponsorship arrangement beyond six months, we ask that you give your guests two months’ notice and contact us two months before the arrangement ends to let us know.
If your sponsorship isn’t working out, or you are worried it is about to end, before six months have passed, please contact us as soon as possible.
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