Councils step in to support Homes for Ukraine scheme
With many local residents signing up for the government’s ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme, Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils are preparing to provide a smooth, safe integration for evacuees.
Following an excellent response across both districts, with offers of rooms or entire homes, officers from both Councils are working their way through the list of properties and contacting the owners to arrange an inspection. Those who have volunteered have been sent guidance ahead of the visits to determine the suitability of the accommodation, to ensure that the needs and welfare of the Ukrainian people who will be resettled are met.
Warwickshire County Council is coordinating the response from the voluntary and community sector and local offers of support. Community groups are encouraged to email email@example.com or visit Warwickshire County Council website for further information.
Councillor Jan Matecki, Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Homes, Health and Wellbeing commented:
“We are very grateful for the swiftness of the response by the local community to offer their homes. People arriving in the UK from Ukraine have been through so much already, we therefore want to offer the warmest of welcomes and the best possible experiences to those who come to South Warwickshire. “
Councillor Jo Barker, Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Homes, Health and Wellbeing commented:
“I am heartened by the outpouring of support from local residents and communities to provide assistance to people from Ukraine. We are working hard to ensure we inspect as many properties as quickly as we are able to ensure that we support the community effort to deliver a safe and welcoming environment.”