Housing Ukrainian refugees

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. The Welsh Government responded to the Committee’s report.


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;

Status: Stage 1

First published: 14/06/2022


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