UK launches 150m fund to help Ukrainians into their own homes
A 150m fund to help Ukrainians into their own homes has been announced by the UK government.
More than 124,000 people have arrived in the UK under the Homes for Ukraine scheme since Russia invaded Ukraine in February last year.
The new money will go to councils to help Ukrainian families into private rented accommodation and find work. It will also go towards continuing sponsorship arrangements, as many guests are in their second year in the UK.
The funding is being divided according to the number of Ukrainians in each nation England will receive about 109m, Scotland 30m, Wales 8m and Northern Ireland 2m.
Those hosting Ukrainians will continue to receive a monthly 350 thank-you payment during guests first 12 months, rising to 500 a month during the following year.