Homes for Ukraine Sustainment Service

The Homes for Ukraine scheme enables British citizens to sponsor and host Ukrainians in their homes. Our Sustainment Service provides support for hosts and Ukrainian guests to help prevent the breakdown of sponsorship arrangements.

The aim is to sustain placements, as well as support Ukrainian guests to access health and community services, and employment and educational opportunities. This will help guests to live independently when they leave the host accommodation.

We deliver workshops to support hosts and guests to plan for when guests move on, and we provide support to identify suitable accommodation at the end of the hosting arrangement. The overarching aim of the service is to prevent homelessness.

As the strategic partner with East Sussex County Council (ESCC) for homeless prevention, we have developed this new provision with them as part of ESCC’s countywide response for people fleeing Ukraine.

How to access the service

Referrals can made by hosts, guests, or voluntary and statutory services, via East Sussex County Council at

People referred into the service will be allocated a Floating Support Officer who will have regular contact with hosts and guests. They will also be signposted to other relevant agencies and services.

The team consists of Floating Support Officers and Ukrainian-speaking Project Advisors; we also have input from a psychotherapist for additional support for people who are experiencing trauma.


Homes For Ukraine Sustainment Service has produced a guide to help guests looking for new accommodation when placements with host families end.

It is available in English and Ukrainian at the links below:

Next steps - Accommodation guide (English)
Next steps - Accommodation guide (Ukrainian)

The Service hosted a webinar detailing accommodation options in East Sussex after moving on from a host family. It is hosted by Sylwia Rosiak from Wealden District Council and is in both English and Ukrainian:

East Sussex Accommodations Options Webinar (Ukrainian and English)

A webinar, available below and hosted in both English and Ukrainian, about your welfare benefit entitlement, including Universal Credit and childcare funding. Presentation delivered by Florence Grover, 3VA Homes For Ukraine Team Leader.

Welfare Benefits Including Universal Credit (Ukrainian and English)

The Homes For Ukraine Sustainment Service joined SCDA for information and advice about the support that is available to help you into work across East Sussex:

Support into Work in East Sussex (Ukrainian and English)

Below is a document of frequently asked questions surrounding childcare. It is available in English and Ukrainian:

Childcare FAQ (English)
Childcare FAQ (Ukrainian)

Below is a document explaining the Ukrainian support hubs across Sussex. It is available in English and Ukrainian:

Ukrainian Hubs (English)
Ukrainian Hubs (Ukrainian)

A webinar, available below and hosted in both English and Ukrainian, about Apprenticeships at East Sussex County Council, presented by Martin Kelly from ESCC Apprenticeship Team.

Apprenticeship Webinar
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