Camden increases payments for Ukrainian refugee hosts
Camden Council has written to all hosts of Ukrainian refugees to provide them with extra funds to continue to host families amid the cost of living crisis.
From November 2022, and across the winter months, payments to hosts will be increased by £200 per host to a total of £550 per month.
Camden has always been a place that has welcomed refugees and so far around 200 host families in Camden have provided homes to around 500 Ukrainian refugees. As the war in the Ukraine continues, now is the time to step up further and increase support.
Both our refugees and their hosts need stability and support as the cost of living crisis begins to bite. From today, we are providing additional payments of £200 a month for each host family, taking their overall payment to £550 a month.
We need a long-term Government response and funding commitment to support councils and our communities to assist refugees from both Ukraine and Afghanistan.
The ‘thank you’ payments for months seven to twelve will be increased by £200 per host from November 2022.
Residents interested in hosting Ukrainian refugees can email Ukrainesupport@camden.gov.uk
Further information about how the Council is supporting the Homes for Ukraine scheme can be found by visiting www.camden.gov.uk/homes-for-ukraine-sponsorship-scheme