Oral statement to Parliament

Work and Pensions Secretary Topical Statement: Homes for Ukraine

On Monday 21 March 2022, the Work and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey delivered an Oral Statement.

The Rt Hon Thérèse Coffey MP

Our Homes for Ukraine scheme formally opened for applications on Friday, with more than 150,000 Britons registering their interest.

Ukrainian evacuees coming to this country are able to access DWP benefits, support and services from day one, and Jobcentres will be helping people to find and move into employment, with assistance from an assigned Work Coach, and extra support available through our Flexible Support Fund.

We are also ensuring that those who have stepped up to sponsor a Ukrainian individual or family do not see their household benefit entitlements affected as a result.

As the public open their hearts and homes, we are ensuring the right support is available to provide security, stability and safety in their hour of need.

Published 21 March 2022