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Homes for Ukraine's difficulties: why thousands of Ukrainian refugees in Britain may lose their homes this winter

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Homes for Ukraine's difficulties: why thousands of Ukrainian refugees in Britain may lose their homes this winter

The situation of Ukrainian families living in the UK is becoming more complicated and threatens to make them homeless this winter. Find out more about the likelihood of Ukrainians becoming homeless in the country during the cold season

An insurance policy is a guarantee of your safety and peaceful stay outside of Ukraine
An insurance policy is a guarantee of your safety and peaceful stay outside of Ukraine
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Ukrainian refugees currently staying in the UK face a real risk of being left without shelter for the winter. This is reported by The Guardian.


According to a study conducted by the British Red Cross and Heriot-Watt University, Ukrainian families are four times more likely to be homeless than other families in the country.


Here's why thousands of Ukrainian families in the UK could lose their homes in the near future.


Ukrainians in the UK could be left homeless: details 


The report by the charity and Heriot-Watt University raises serious concerns and emphasizes the need for additional funding for Ukrainian families to prevent the rapid increase in homelessness. 


It is projected that by the end of March 2024, 6,220 Ukrainian refugee families may be seeking assistance to avoid becoming homeless, a 13% increase over the last fiscal year.


Researchers have found that Ukrainian families face a four times higher risk of homelessness compared to other families in Britain. The reasons for this phenomenon include the end of sponsorship, language barriers and difficulties in understanding the rental market.




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"This winter we expect thousands of people from Ukraine to become homeless in the UK," said Olivia Field, Head of Policy and Advocacy at the British Red Cross.


The British Red Cross emphasizes that more than 192,000 Ukrainians have already arrived in the country under two major government programs - Homes for Ukraine and the Ukraine Family Scheme. 


However, unfortunately, many Ukrainians have difficulty getting the help they need to find long-term housing, and they often cannot cover the upfront costs of rent. 


The British Red Cross is calling for the continuation of "thank you payments" to landlords until the third year of the Homes for Ukraine program, and for local authorities to support the provision of rent guarantees and increased housing subsidies for Ukrainians.

Remember that one of the prerequisites for staying abroad is to have health insurance. Thanks to insurance, you will be able to receive high-quality medical care without having to pay for it.


You can buy insurance online in a few clicks here. A ready-made insurance policy will be sent to your email in a few minutes.

If you are planning to leave Ukraine by car, you should take care of obtaining a Green Card policy in advance, because without it, your car will not be allowed to cross the border. You can buy car insurance quickly and profitably on the Visit Ukraine website.

We remind you! Millions of Ukrainians are still forced to live abroad, from time to time facing new challenges in their host countries. Find out which countries offer the best conditions for refugees from Ukraine and where it is easier to settle today.



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