Ukrainian refugees who fled to UK are at risk of homelessness
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion in February 2022, more than 125,000 Ukrainians have moved to the United Kingdom under the Homes for Ukraine program
The Sky News informs, citing the National Audit Office (NAO).
Thousands of Ukrainians who came to the UK as part of the government's Homes for Ukraine program have become homeless or are at risk of losing their homes. It is noted that about 8% of Ukrainians are already in need of housing assistance. They are either already homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in the near future.
At the same time, the NAO notes that the situation may be even more complicated, as a third of municipalities have not provided data on whether Ukrainians living there are in need of housing.
However, as noted in the audit office, a number of municipalities are trying to solve the problem of temporary housing for Ukrainians.
"Local authorities have taken a range of actions to protect people from becoming homeless, including sponsor rematching and support to move into rented accommodation, and many will have been provided temporary accommodation in the interim," the report states.