Ukrainian refugees set to arrive in Lincolnshire


Ukrainian refugees set to arrive in Lincolnshire

At least 200 households in Lincolnshire have already opened their homes to Ukrainian refugees, it has been revealed.

People are set to begin arriving at their new homes in the coming days and weeks.

The update follows a request by the British government for people to offer spare rooms to those fleeing the Russian invasion of their home country.

There are currently two resettlement schemes running.

The Homes for Ukraine scheme allows people to offer space for refugees for up to six months, while the Ukraine Families Scheme also enables family members to join Ukraine relatives already in the UK.

Nationwide, around 59,500 visa applications have been received.

25,500 have been issued so far.

Lincolnshire councils said they have been working hard on implementing measures including wellbeing support and safeguarding and checks.

Updates to follow.

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