Stories about Refugees in the District

Looking at our response to refugees arriving in our district, it is important to appreciate the potential difficulties facing hosts.

Some examples of these are described on the ‘Share Your Experience’ page.

A comprehensive summary of aspects to be aware of, and ways to get involved are published on the website - Homes for Ukraine supports and leads the Community Sponsorship movement in the UK, where over 300 groups have prepared to welcome refugees in the UK. We are now offering a matching, training and support service to sponsors and refugees under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme.

There is guidance from this site which may be useful on an individual or a community level. Also, find out about the functions of a Lead Sponsor organisation – something which may interest some clubs.

Information updated 1st April 2022.


News from a club meeting last night.  The first refugees have arrived in England's smallest county - 18; no indication from our local council yet of need - they seem to be concentrating on safeguarding checks.  Local charitable fund set up to support. Schools will be required to give priority places to Ukrainian children regardless of capacity.  A further 6 or 8 refugees are expected in Harborough District (Leicestershire) including 3 at our Club President's.

Information updated 5/4/2022

Ukraine: Homes for Ukraine matching service

National charities including Reset, Refugees at Home and Citizens UK are developing a process to assess applicants’ suitability and eligibility for the scheme to allow Ukrainians to matched with UK sponsors, This ‘phase two’ of the scheme will run in parallel with the current individual level matching and will then be rolled out to other accredited organisations. Reset will also be providing a training service for sponsors, councils and community groups, with DLUHC providing an initial grant of £300,000 to help design the matching process and pilot the service.

Information Updated 8/4/22

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