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There’s an event coming up of interest to those involved in hosting Ukrainian refugees and those who may be considering becoming a sponsor in the future.

An event about housing-related issues for residents taking part in the Homes for Ukraine sponsorship scheme will be held in Bath on May 23.

The event being held by Bath & North East Somerset Council is an opportunity for guests and hosts to find out more information on topics including re-matching to a new host, social housing and private renting.

There will be information on the financial package that can be provided to Homes for Ukraine guests, along with useful information and advice on the costs of running a tenancy, how to source furniture, welfare and accessing benefits.

Anyone who is considering hosting is also welcomed to drop in and find out more about the sponsorship scheme.

The event takes place from 5pm to 7.30pm on May 23 at the Guildhall, Bath, BA1 5AW. It is a drop-in event with no booking required. Refreshments will be available.

Councillor Kevin Guy, Leader, Bath & North East Somerset Liberal Democrat Group, said: “This event is a great opportunity for guests from the Ukraine, hosts and potential hosts to find out more about the housing aspects of the Homes for Ukraine scheme. Our team will be on hand to provide lots of practical information and support that will help anyone taking part in the sponsorship scheme or thinking of doing so.

“More homes for people fleeing Ukraine are still needed, so if you are considering becoming a sponsor I’d encourage you to come along to our event.”

Find out more about the Homes for Ukraine scheme at

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