Homes for Ukraine scheme

Information for sponsors and guests staying in Lambeth as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Information for sponsors

Thank you for sponsoring guests from Ukraine to stay with you in Lambeth. Our borough has a proud history of welcoming people from around the world, which you are now a part of. 

If you are interested in sponsoring people to stay in the UK, please visit the Homes for Ukraine website to apply. 

We will make a visit to your home 

We will visit your home before or soon after your guests arrive to check that the accommodation you are offering is appropriate and that everything is in place for your guest(s). We will get in contact with you to arrange this.

You may need to inform us if you are caring for a child or young person

If you have been asked to care for a child or young person from Ukraine, then you might be fostering that child privately and you must inform the council.

You are private fostering if you are:

  • caring for a child or young person under the age of 16, or under 18 if they have a disability
  • you are providing them with accommodation for more than 28 days
  • and you are an adult who is not their parent, a person with parental responsibility, or an immediate relative (grandparent/uncle/aunt/sister/brother).

If this applies to you, you must inform the council immediately so that we can support you to ensure that your home is a safe place for the child or young person.

To inform the private fostering team, please contact: helpandprotection@lambeth.gov.uk

Sharing further information

We will update these pages once we have received more information from the government on the following topics:

  • Pre-arrival and post-arrival checks 
  • Accommodation checks 
  • Address validation checks 
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks 
  • Safeguarding 
  • Process for accessing public services 
  • Providing local council tax support 
  • Post 16 education, employment, and training 
  • Administration of funds 
  • Initial cash allowance for guests
  • Operation of ‘thank you’ payment system 

Contact us

If you have successfully applied to sponsor guests from Ukraine and you need to contact the council you can contact us by email or phone.