People who have given a home to Ukrainian refugees in Hampshire are being provided extra money to cover inflating winter costs.
Residents hosting families would be paid an extra £200 per month for five months, Hampshire County Council said. The authority said that the money was to help hosts as many of them might be facing cost-of-living pressures. Approximately 1,100 families who have fled from Ukraine have been supported by Hampshire households.
Rob Humby, County Council leader said that they have seen a hugely positive response from the residents of Hampshire to the plight of Ukrainian people. They feel that this is fair and right, especially over the winter months.
The authority said that the payments that begin in October would be funded by the grant paid to upper-tier local authorities to support the implementation of the Homes for Ukraine scheme locally.
Presently, host families under the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme are given a payment of £350 per month. The monthly payments by the government continue for up to one year. Read more A stunning week of Ukrainian success and Russian failures