The Homes for Ukraine Scheme

What we do

We are working in partnership with Bristol City Council to support the hosts on the Homes for Ukraine scheme. We are the main point of contact for hosts in this scheme and are funded to provide this support to every host under the scheme in Bristol.

We run ongoing training sessions, host support drop-ins and email and telephone host support from our team of full time resettlement support workers. Additionally we support hosts and guests who would like to transfer onto a lodging agreement from their Homes for Ukraine placement. If your guest has moved on and you would like to take on a lodger, Refugee Welcome Homes can help match you with a Ukrainian lodger or a refugee lodger.

Our training

We have worked together with experts in trauma and intercultural awareness and experienced hosts across Bristol to put together these training sessions. We offer a mixture of online evening and daytime sessions and in person training. The sessions are interactive and engaging with plenty of opportunity to discuss learning in small groups and have your questions answered.

Please do spread the word to any other hosts you know, who are based in Bristol.

See our latest training dates here

Transferring onto a lodging agreement or joining the lodging scheme

If you have hosted a guest on the Homes for Ukraine scheme and they are coming to the end of their placement with you, but you would like them to stay on with you in your home, please get in touch about transferring onto a lodging agreement. Refugee Welcome Homes can help talk through what a lodging agreement would look like for both the host (landlord) and the guest (lodger) and can support with the paperwork.

Additionally if you would like to join the lodging scheme after your Homes for Ukraine guest has left please let us know and we can give you some more information about the scheme and match you with a Ukrainian or refugee lodger. Please follow the link to our lodging scheme here.

Getting support from us

If you would like to talk to us about how we could support you either email us at or call us on 07394 484 799 or click here to sign up online.


We have developed a number of useful resources for those hosting under the scheme in response to questions from hosts including a frequently asked questions document, toolkits for 'having conversations about move on' and 'creating a household agreement with your guest'