50,000 Ukrainian refugees in UK facing homelessness ‘disaster’ next year

August 28, 2022 10:26 am

Observer, 28 August 2022 – No new support packages offered to Homes for Ukraine sponsors as the first group of six-month placements is set to come to an end.

A “shocking” 50,000 Ukrainian refugees in the UK could be made homeless next year, the government has been warned, but ministers are refusing to offer a fresh package of support to offset the impending crisis.

As the cost of living crisis bites and with no end in sight to the war with Russia, fears are mounting that the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme will unravel next month when refugees’ initial six-month placements with hosts end without alternative accommodation in place.

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