Is the Welsh Government running a separate sponsorship scheme?
The Welsh Government is supporting the UK Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme. We will act as a super-sponsor under the scheme. This means we will sponsor up to 1,000 people from Ukraine in the first phase, but we could take more people.
People arriving via the super-sponsor route will initially come to one of the welcome centres, which are being set up around Wales and, from there, they will go on to medium and longer-term accommodation. Support services, including health services, counselling and other specialist services will be available to people arriving.
We are working closely with local authorities, public services in Wales and the third sector to support people arriving via the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
We are keen to do everything we can to avoid any intrusion and minimise further distress to people from Ukraine as they arrive in Wales and we have asked organisations and the media not to disclose the location of the welcome centres we have set up with the help of other organisations.
Wales is a Nation of Sanctuary. There is a warm welcome waiting in Wales for all those coming from Ukraine.