Argyll and Bute Council is working in partnership with a number of organisations in the area to prepare plans to welcome refugee families fleeing conflict in Ukraine.
The council has a distinguished trackrecord for supporting refugees, having already resettled 35 Syrian families on the Isle of Bute since 2015.
Arrangements are now being made to support the UK Government’s Homes for Ukraine Campaign, which encourages people to register an interest in providing a temporary home to a Ukranian family for a minimum of six months.
To date, there have been many expressions of interest in Argyll and Bute, and the Council is currently awaiting further details from the government on how this will operate in Scotland and the role the Council will have. We will provide more information as soon as it becomes available.
The Scottish government have also announced a “Super Sponsor Scheme” allowing people to apply to host without prior matching. You can read more about this on the Scottish Government website:
To express an interest in the Home for Ukrainians Sponsorship Scheme, please visit www.gov.uk/register-interest-homes-ukraine
UK Government Guidance
Other helpful links
- Barnardo’s have launched a UK-wide helpline: Help for anyone fleeing the Ukrainian conflict | Barnardo's
- The Scottish Refugee Council is facilitating help sessions online: Our new online help sessions for people affected by the Ukraine conflict - Scottish Refugee Council
- NACCOM have released a good practice guide for sponsors - No Accommodation Network (NACCOM)
Please refer to NHS Inform to find local health services such as GPs, pharmacies and dental practices
To express an interest or to find out more information about the Home for Ukrainians Sponsorship Scheme, please go to the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ website.
Argyll and Bute Council contacts for Ukrainian resettlement:
Morag Brown: email Morag.Brown@argyll-bute.gov.uk or call 01546 604199
Hannah Greening: email Hannah.Greening@argyll-bute.gov.uk or call 01700 801098