Refugee support

2. Ukrainian refugee sponsors information


To read this page in Ukrainian, please see Google Translate: Підтримка громадян України

To read this page in Russian, please see Google Translate: Поддержка граждан Украины

Disclaimer: as the translations linked above are provided by Google Translate, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council cannot be held responsible for their accuracy.

Homes for Ukraine Scheme and Ukraine Family Scheme

How to prepare for your guests to arrive

Read the Sponsors Guidance and FAQs

Tell Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, via email:

  1. your name
  2. address
  3. contact details (telephone and email)
  4. how many guests are you planning to accommodate (adults and children)
  5. which scheme you are supporting
  6. whether you have identified a guest(s)

You will then receive contact from the Resettlement team to provide you with more information.

Drop-in sessions:

We are hosting weekly drop-in sessions where guests and sponsors can come and meet council staff and each other. You can attend these before and after your guests arrival. The drop-in sessions will have specialist support present to provide advice around anything regarding resettlement into the area – for example money advice, how to open a bank account, register for a GP, register for local schools and/or adult English learning classes.

Current drop-in locations and times:

  • The Banstead Centre
    The Horseshoe
    Bolters Lane
    Banstead Village
    SM7 2BQ

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           Every Tuesday 3.30pm to 5.30pm

           Every Thursday 3.30pm to 5.30pm

           Every Friday 10am to 12pm

Homes for Ukraine Scheme only:

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks - As part of our duty to promote the welfare of children and adults, we are administering DBS checks on sponsors and all people over 16 living within the property listed on the VISA.

Property suitability checks. This process has two parts:

Please note – these two checks do not delay your guests VISA applications or affect their arrival date.

1. Address verification - This process ensures that the address on the VISA is a residential property that exists within the Council’s administrative area. You do not have to do anything to enable this to happen.

2. Accommodation Check - You will be contacted to arrange a visit to the property listed on the VISA. This will be undertaken by our Environmental Health team. The team will ensure that your accommodation is free from serious health and safety hazards and is suitable for your guests.

See our: Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme Privacy Notice