Council leader calls for people to register for Homes for Ukraine scheme

Council News
19:33, Monday, 14th March 2022

People, charities, community groups and businesses from across North Lincolnshire can now record their interest in supporting Ukrainians fleeing the war.

The Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme will allow people, charities, community groups and businesses bring Ukrainians to safety – including those with no family ties to the UK.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The people of Ukraine are facing this unprovoked attack upon their sovereign democracy with great bravery and determination. The human cost is already staggering; lost loved ones, families torn ​apart, and communities devastated.

“We have already seen an overwhelming response from the community here in North Lincolnshire doing what they could to provide essential aid.

“We have a diverse population which it is a mixture of a great many cultures and collectively we have a proud history of supporting people in need.

“I know this support will continue for the Government’s scheme which will help Ukrainian families who have been forced to escape their homeland and I would urge anyone who can help to register.”

The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, launched the webpage for sponsors to record their interest.

He said:  “The courage shown by the Ukrainian people in the face of devastation caused by the invasion of their great country is nothing short of remarkable.

“The United Kingdom has a long and proud history of helping others in their hour of need and our new Homes for Ukraine scheme offers a lifeline to those who have been forced to flee.

“I’m asking people across our country who can provide a home for Ukrainians to consider being sponsors.”

Record your interest on the Homes for Ukraine webpage.