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Nearly 80 ‘Homes for Ukraine’ sponsors so far


The council leader has expressed his ‘pride’ at the number of people in Windsor and Maidenhead who have stepped forward to house Ukrainian refugees.

The Government’s ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme invited people to host guests in their homes for at least six months as people flee the Russian invasion.

It was confirmed on Wednesday that 78 confirmed sponsors will be hosting 173 guests in the Royal Borough.

Councillor Andrew Johnson, council leader, said: “The sterling way the community has responded so swiftly and compassion­ately to the humanitari­an situation is a great source of pride.

“Thank you to everyone supporting the critical relief efforts locally and especially those welcoming Ukrainians under the national Homes for Ukraine scheme.”

Cllr Johnson said that informatio­n has been provided to schools and health services on the processes for registerin­g new arrivals, while the council is also developing a welcome pack which will be translated into Ukrainian.

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