Housing Ukrainian refugees

The Local Government and Housing Committee undertook work in relation to housing Ukrainian refugees.


The Committee published its report on 16 March 2023.


Key issues to explore:

  • Welsh local authorities preparedness to welcome Ukrainians under the Ukraine Family Scheme and the Homes for Ukraine Scheme.
  • The role of local authorities and the third sector in supporting the operation of the Ukraine settlement schemes.
  • How the Welsh Government plans to source accommodation and support refugees in the longer-term (once they leave the welcome/reception centres).
  • The Welsh Government’s discussions with the WLGA and Welsh local authorities on the operation of the Ukraine settlement schemes
  • The cost of providing support and services to Ukrainians arriving in Wales and how these costs will be met.
  • The level of funding provided by the UK and Welsh Governments to support local authorities in supporting Ukrainians.
  • Issues and pressures resulting from other refugee resettlement schemes and whether lessons/best practice can be shared.

Business type: Early Business

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 14/06/2022

Background papers