homes for ukraine

believe housing has received a number of requests for information in respect of the Government’s Homes for Ukraine Scheme in relation to supporting Ukrainian families with accommodation in the UK.

We fully support the Government’s approach and tenants who wish to help those affected and will help where we can. Just a few things to remember in relation to complying with your tenancy agreement with believe housing should you wish to register via the Government’s website.

If you’re thinking about supporting a family please be aware;

  • If you have been a tenant with believe housing for less than 12 months you need to seek our permission.
  • If you are a secure tenant (you have had a tenancy for more than 12 months and this has successfully been converted to an Assured tenancy) then you have the right to take in a lodger but you must advise and provide details to us in advance.
  • You must not overcrowd your home.

believe housing staff can provide advice on the requirements.

There will also be property and personal checks undertaken by the agencies managing the re-settlement scheme in relation to applicants’ suitability to support the scheme.

The Government has advised that any housing support should be available for a minimum of six months and an optional £350 per month “thank you” payment will be paid for as long as you sponsor a family for up to 12-months. This is paid in arrears.

Details are shown below, and tenants should check the details of the scheme and Government advice before proceeding as this may be subject to change.

Homes for Ukraine – Local Sponsorship Scheme for Ukraine (

If you’re considering supporting Ukrainian families with accommodation, you must first let us know you wish to do so. Please let us know by filling in the Hosting Ukrainian Refugees Request Form and one of the team will be in touch to discuss this with you.


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You can donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, helping the Disasters Emergency Committee charity provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees. If you wish to make a donation please click here.