Ukrainian Support Team
Homes for Ukraine is a UK Government scheme enabling people in the UK to sponsor Ukrainian citizens. The UK scheme supports UK residents who know who they want to sponsor. This is called being a 'named sponsor'.
Scottish Government introduced its Super Sponsor Scheme to enable Scottish residents who do not know who they want to sponsor to offer their home. If you apply you will be matched to a Ukrainian guest who has already arrived in Scotland.
For full information on your role as a host and expectations under the Homes for Ukraine scheme including the Scottish Super Sponsor Scheme go to https://www.gov.scot/publications/ukraine-super-sponsor-scheme-guidance-for-hosts/pages/overview/
Our Ukrainian Support Team provide support to all guests who arrive in South Ayrshire and to anyone who is, or is thinking about being, a host.
You can call the team on 0300 1230 900. Select Option 2, then Option 1 for voice recognistion, and ask for Ukrainian Support Team.
You can email UkrainianSupport@South-ayrshire.gov.uk
Scotland continues to stand with Ukraine and is offering a place of sanctuary to those who need it. If you are able to, you can help a person or family fleeing the war in Ukraine by providing accommodation for six to twelve months. You are able to claim optional 'thank you' payments ranging from £350-£500 for up to two years.
If you can help, or have questions about becoming a host, come along to one of our Host Roadshow events to hear more about what being a host involves. You will have the opportunity to meet our Ukrainian Support Team and hear about the experiences of other hosts and the guests they are helping.
No need to book a place, but do arrive on time to ensure you don't miss any of the information. Our events are running in -
Troon on the 9 March
- 10am to 11.30am in the Walker Halls
- 6.30pm to 8pm in the Concert Hall
Girvan on the 14 March
- 1.45pm to 3pm in Carrick Opportunities Centre, Henrietta St, Girvan KA26 9AL
- 6.30pm to 8pm in Carrick Opportunities Centre, Henrietta St, Girvan KA26 9AL
Ayr on the 29 March
- 9.30am to 11am in the Town Hall
- 6.30pm to 8pm in the Town Hall
You can also follow South Ayrshire Live on social media for updates.