Information for sponsors welcoming a Ukrainian person or family

Additional information to guide you on how the Homes for Ukraine scheme will work in Essex and your role as a sponsor.

Arranging travel to your home

Free onward travel to your home

If you are unable to meet your guests, you should provide them with instructions on how to reach you from their chosen point of arrival.

Your guests will be eligible for a single onward journey via National Rail, light rail, bus and coach, free of charge to your destination anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales. They can also travel free across London using London Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and London bus and tram services.

They will need to show their Ukrainian passport and boarding pass or ticket showing arrival into the country within the last 48 hours.