The Homes for Ukraine scheme was set up earlier this year to provide refuge for victims of Putin’s aggressive invasion of their country. The scheme was initially for the period of six months, in the expectation that the situation would have been resolved.
Many people in Merton have been very generous and hosted families from Ukraine. However, for many the six months will soon be complete. Should any change in circumstances be necessary or likely then Merton Council have urged the host and the family to make contact with them as soon as possible.
A message regarding the Homes for Ukraine Scheme locally:
“We urgently need people to come forwards who would be interested in hosting specific Ukrainian refugees. Some refugees are already in the UK and need to move on from their current hosts for various reasons, and others are contacts of people already here, who are still in Ukraine. There is less admin needed to be done for those already here, and support is also available from other established hosts and local organisations. Please get in touch if you would like to know more, or would like to offer some accommodation - email@example.com.”