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Homes for Ukraine scheme

We’re really happy to support our tenants who want to get involved in the Government's Homes for Ukraine scheme.

To begin with, you should check you meet the Government's criteria and whether you're allowed to take in a lodger under your tenancy. You can check your tenancy agreement for this information. 

Anyone who has a lease that allows them to take in a lodger has our consent and does not need to contact us to seek permission. We do ask that you let us know if you take in a refugee so we can keep out records up tot date about who is living in your home.

We advise that you use official government schemes as we believe this is the safest way of finding people to live with you. 

It’s a really big decision to agree to let someone into your home, so we urge you to think carefully about this and how it will impact your family.

If you go ahead and are approved to take a refugee into your home, this is an agreement you make with the Government. Red Kite will not be able to get involved with any issues relating to this agreement. You'll be responsible for your lodger and their behaviour whilst they live in your home.

Whilst we hope everything will work out, you should consider what you'll do if you'd like your lodger to leave. It'll not be Red Kite’s responsibility to help with this if things don’t go to plan.

You should also check how changes to any income you receive could affect your household finances.

If you use the family scheme you might not be entitled to the £350 monthly government payment and the council might not receive additional funding to support your guests.

Please wait until you've been told by the Government that your home is suitable before you make any changes to your living arrangements.

If you're thinking about offering your home to a refugee, we advise that you use official Government schemes as we believe this is the safest way of finding people to live with you.

Help and support if you’ve recently arrived from Ukraine

Take a look at the Bucks Council website for help and support if you've recently arrived from Ukraine. You can also take a look at thier guest newsletter for local information and services. 

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Red Kite Community Housing is the trading name of Red Kite Community Housing Limited, a charitable registered society which operates for the benefit of the community under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registered in England with the Financial Conduct Authority (registration number 31322R) and the Regulator of Social Housing (registration number 4682). VAT number 290 7410 06.