According to the publication, this situation occurred due to the fact that host families stopped providing support to those who decided to leave Ukraine.
As part of the Homes for Ukraine programme families and help Ukraine have pledged to support Ukrainian asylum seekers in the UK for at least six months in exchange for government support of £350 per month.
At the same time, six months have already passed for many refugees, so many families are urgently looking for housing.
It is noted that, according to the government, more than 2 thousand families with children and 900 people from Ukraine who arrived on their own are homeless. At the same time, the total number for the month increased by 800 people.
In addition, according to the publication, Housing and Utilities Minister Michael Gove is considering doubling the level of payments to host families in order to prevent a crisis. The publication’s source said that the announcement was supposed to be made last week, but it was postponed due to “ongoing bickering.”
Earlier, on November 24, it became known that refugees from Ukraine are facing discrimination from British landlords who deliberately deny them housing.
The Telegraph newspaper on November 17 reported that the council of the British county of Wiltshire intends to purchase houses for Ukrainian refugees, which will then be rented out to them. It is noted that similar measures are also considered by the authorities of other regions.
At the same time, in mid-October, the British newspaper Daily Mail wrote that due to the rising cost of living in the UK, they began to gradually phase out the “Houses for Ukraine” program. As a result, refugees are increasingly becoming homeless, which causes some concern in society.
As the authors of the material note, currently about 2 thousand citizens of Ukraine are left without a roof over their heads. In total, a little less than 100,000 refugees have arrived in the UK since the beginning of the Russian special operation.
At the end of August, it became known that about a quarter of the participants in the program sponsoring the accommodation of Ukrainian refugees want to leave it. The reason was increased prices and increased electricity bills.