Information for sponsors
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Homes for Ukraine: sponsor guides
These guides outline important information for sponsors including responsibilities of sponsors and how sponsors may support their guests.
Runnymede residents offering support
Residents who wish to volunteer their home to host those fleeing the war in Ukraine can do so via the government's 'Homes for Ukraine' initiative. Further information on how the scheme operates and how residents can register are available on their website.
The Ukrainian Resettlement Team at Runnymede Borough Council perform an initial safeguarding visit shortly after your guest(s) arrive and welfare visits thereafter every 3 months’ to support host and guests.
Thank you payments
Once sponsors pass all the checks they can receive the monthly £350 monthly thank you payment from the government (currently topped up to £600 by Surrey County Council). Once a guest has been in the UK for 12 months, the thank you payments increase to £500 per month (currently topped up to £600). One payment is made per accommodation; the size of the home or the family does not make any difference.
Further sources of support can be found on the Government website
Ending Host relationships
If you wish to end your host relationship after 6 months you must give 2 months’ notice to the council so we can help with move on needs (see sponsor guidance). Sponsors are encouraged to help their guests move into privately rented accommodation or to find a new host. Existing sponsors could ask friends, family or neighbours who may be interested in hosting, or a new host may even be found on social media. The Ukrainian Team at Runnymede Borough Council can help advise on all move-on options.
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