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Call for more Homes for Ukraine sponsors

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Cornwall Council is appealing to residents who could offer space in their homes for people who have fled Ukraine to get in touch.

The council strives to advise and support residents who have offered their accommodation as emergency accommodation under the government’s Homes for Ukraine programme.

As the war continues, more and more refugee families arrive here and need emergency placements.

Many existing sponsors are unable to extend their current hosting offer beyond six months and some expressions of interest in becoming sponsors at the start of the invasion have proven unsuitable.

The council continues to work with government and other agencies to match families with sponsors after conducting protection and suitability checks.

Cllr Barbara Ellenbroek, Cornwall Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “We would like to thank everyone who has supported the Homes for Ukraine program so far for their continued help and generosity.

“The war is on and we need more sponsors to provide accommodation in their homes to people who fled Ukraine.

If you or someone you know thinks you could provide this accommodation, we’d love to hear from you.”

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Article published on June 30, 2022