To support refugees fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, the UK Government has announced the Homes for Ukraine scheme. The scheme gives a route to those wanting to come to the UK who have someone willing to provide them with a home. Sponsors who wish to provide accommodation can sign up via the Government’s website.
We fully support the scheme and want to make it as easy as possible for you to open up your home to those displaced by the conflict.
The Government is asking sponsors to offer accommodation for at least 6 months, and people arriving under the scheme will be able to live and work in the UK for up to three years, as well as accessing healthcare, benefits, employment support, education and language tuition.
If you’re applying to be a sponsor, you should consider this before signing up, as well as thinking about your finances; your mortgage payment will still need to be paid, and you should consider whether your household costs are likely to increase, and if so, be confident you can afford them.
You don’t need to let us know if you sign up to be a sponsor (unless your mortgage is currently in arrears, in which case, we would ask you to contact us beforehand), but you will need to let us know as soon as you’ve been accepted, the vetting process has taken place and the visa for the Ukrainian national has been approved.
Once you’ve let us know, we’ll talk you through the documentation we’ll need you to complete. These details are currently being finalised with the Government and we’ll update this page once we know more.
No, if you become a sponsor, we won’t charge you a higher interest rate or any fees.
If you’d like to speak to us about your mortgage, please get in touch on 01282 440500*.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage