Help for Ukrainian refugees

Last Updated: 4 October 2023

We are ready to do all we can to help refugees fleeing Ukraine. 

Westmorland and Furness Council provide support to refugees and their sponsors.

Refugees in Cumbria

Westmorland and Furness Council is the lead authority for refugee resettlement in Cumbria.

Homes for Ukraine scheme

Homes for Ukraine is a government led scheme, administered by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). If you want to offer a home to people fleeing Ukraine, you can become a ‘sponsor’ as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

The .GOV website includes Homes for Ukraine scheme: frequently asked questions.

Advice for sponsors and guests

Government advice for sponsors and guests who are four to six months in to a sponsorship arrangement, and for guests looking to rent in England: