Ukrainian refugees are feared that they will become homeless

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Ukrainian refugees are feared that they will become homeless as their six-month-long housing placements come to an end. Almost 127 Ukrainian households were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in the south of England at the end of last month.

  

Ukrainian refugees are feared that they will become homeless as their six-month-long housing placements come to an end. 

 

It is believed that after their six-month housing assignments expire, Ukrainian migrants may become homeless. 

 

At the end of the last month, there were approximately 127 Ukrainian homes in the south of England that were either homeless or in danger of being so. Families with kids make up more than half of those. According to the government, local governments must find them housing. 

 

According to the statistics, 74 households in Hampshire, 27 in Oxfordshire, 14 in Reading, and 12 in the Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole region are either homeless or at risk. 

 

Anfisa Vlasova must relocate by November from the Gallowstree Common neighbourhood, where she presently resides with her four Yorkshire terriers. The Kharkiv refugee claimed that she is “frightened of what will happen.” 

  

Ukrainian Community Center in Reading’s Mick Polleck claimed that the turmoil was causing “anxiety, illness, and stress.” Ukrainians, he claimed, are “a proud people,” and they do not want to appear to be “moaning.” 

 

They appreciate the assistance, but they are unable to walk the streets, he said. “They can’t just move them from hotel to hotel.” The cost-of-living crisis was accompanied by worries about fuel prices that were on the rise. 

 

People may have a variety of complex reasons for quitting the Homes for Ukraine programme. Although some mentioned challenges living with strangers and the language barrier, sometimes the housing is inappropriate. 

  

According to one Berkshire host, a Ukrainian family “took over her house totally, making her feel like a stranger in her own home.”  

 

Cooking separately in a communal kitchen, according to another Hampshire host who has given a family of four notice to leave at the end of their six-month stay, generated conflict. 

 

The Homes for Ukraine programme need urgent repair. There is a good chance that the project will collapse again, which might result in thousands of Ukrainians losing their homes. 

  

All of these issues are about to repeat as the six-month timeframe that hosts agreed to is soon to expire. According to the Office for National Statistics, 23% of hosts say that the rising cost of living is the reason they don’t want to continue hosting guests after this time period. 

 

Ukrainian refugees can apply to live and work in the UK for three years, but many are finding it difficult to find their own accommodation. Obstacles include having to pay large deposits for some properties and credit history checks.

 

Homelessness is already on the verge of becoming a problem this winter. The latest quarter alone saw a more than 150 percent increase in evictions. If ministers don’t act quickly, there will be another wave of homelessness in Ukraine.  

 

More than 1,000 Ukrainian households with children have so far reported being homeless, totaling 1,565 households. Without government intervention, this number will essentially continue to rise. 

  

On the exact day the programme was introduced, the ministers received a warning about this risk. They have had six months to get ready for this, but there doesn’t seem to be a strategy as of yet. 

 

The kindness of the British public was wasted due to the numerous issues that plagued the programme, not the least of which was an overly complicated immigration system. Approximately 200,000 British households signed. 

 

However, just 88,000 Ukrainian migrants have arrived in the UK so far. The Welsh government has made a plea for more households to welcome Ukrainian migrants into their homes. 

 

As of right now, 2,860 Ukrainians have been given sanctuary in private homes. The Welsh Government is now housing 2,804 individuals across 40 sites. Numerous hotels, resorts, and recreation centers are among them. 

 

People with sponsors in Wales who are escaping the Ukraine war have already been awarded more than 8,200 visas. Only 5,650 or so of those have arrived in the UK thus far. 

 

Ukrainian refugees are feared that they will become homeless as their six-month-long housing placements come to an end. Almost 127 Ukrainian households were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in the south of England at the end of last month.

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