This webinar will outline the safeguarding policy, procedures and guidance that are in place for guests, hosts and volunteers involved in the Homes for Ukraine University Sponsorship Model.
The webinar will take place via Microsoft Teams and there will be time during the session for attendees to ask questions.
What is University Sponsorship?
The UK Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme enables people living in the UK to sponsor a named Ukrainian national or family to live in their homes, for a minimum of six months. Hosts sponsoring under this scheme provide accommodation and receive £350 per month as a contribution to costs of hosting.*
Since March 2022, the King’s Sanctuary Programme Team has worked with Citizens UK, Ukrainian Sponsorship Pathway UK (USPUK) and university partners to lead the development and delivery of the University Sponsorship Model. This model enables universities to best implement the Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme and help displaced students and academics to keep engaged with their studies and research.
The partner universities use a relational matching process to match hosts from their communities with guests identified and screened by USPUK. Hosts are supported throughout and training is provided on all aspects of the hosting process.
In addition to providing holistic support for guests and hosts, dedicated teams at each partner university work to facilitate students’ access to education and enable academics to continue their research and find employment opportunities.
If you would like to host a displaced student or academic, register your interest today.
This initiative builds on King’s longstanding work into creating opportunities for forcefully displaced people and sits alongside the King's Sanctuary Programme, formed in 2015 in response to the global issue of forced displacement.
* In December 2022, the UK Government announced that the £350 ‘thank you’ payments will be extended from 12 months to a maximum duration of two years. The ‘thank you’ payments for hosts will also be increased from £350 per month to £500 per month after the guest has been in the UK for 12 months.