Praise for communities as ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme reaches milestone

Published: Thu 28th July, 2022

  • Lead member for refugee resettlement Cllr Paul Mercer  and the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson welcoming Ukrainian people to Charnwood.

The Council’s lead member for refugee resettlement has praised local communities for welcoming Ukrainian people in the borough as the Homes for Ukraine scheme reaches a milestone.

The Government has announced that under the scheme, 100,000 Ukrainians have been welcomed into the UK – the largest offer of help fleeing war since 1945.

In Charnwood, more than 80 people have been welcomed into homes in the borough.

Cllr Paul Mercer said: “It is incredible that the nation has been able to help so many people through the Homes for Ukraine scheme. 

“In Charnwood, we have been working hard with partners to support local families and their hosts.

“It is difficult to imagine how traumatic it must be to see your country, the nation you love, torn apart by war and then must leave it.

“Communities in Charnwood have been very welcoming and supportive, and I would like to pay tribute to the hosts who have opened their homes to take in Ukrainian refugees.

“The Charnwood community will stand by the people of Ukraine for as long as they need us.”