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Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme in Scotland: statistics - December 2022
Latest data and information on the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme in Scotland.
- according to published data from the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), Scotland has received 44,554 visa applications through the UK ‘Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme’, which includes those sponsored by the Scottish Government (Super Sponsor Scheme) and by Individual Sponsors as at 13 December 2022, with 36,159 visas issued. As of 13 December, a total of 22,219 displaced people from Ukraine have arrived in the UK on a visa sponsored either by an individual Scottish sponsor or sponsored by the Scottish Government.
- as reported by welcome accommodation teams across Scotland on 7 December, there were 2,329 hotel rooms and 1,280 cabins occupied by displaced people from Ukraine in welcome accommodation in Scotland. There were around 6,840 people in welcome accommodation; 4,425 people occupying hotel rooms and 2,415 people on-board the passenger ships.
- by 6 December, there were 246 people who disembarked passenger ship Ambition, and 677 people who disembarked passenger ship Victoria.
- across the three main matching pathways (national matching, local matching, informal matching), around 3,545 individuals (1,770 cases) being sponsored by the Scottish Government had been matched into and arrived at their longer term accommodation in Scotland, as reported between 26 October and 5 December 2022.
- local authorities report that around 2,575 people (1,200 cases) sponsored by known individual host (arriving on the Individual Sponsor Scheme) had arrived at their longer term accommodation in Scotland as reported between 26 October and 5 December 2022. Please note that one volunteer can host more than one displaced person. This might result in a larger number of arrivals sponsored by individuals than there are matches under the Individual Sponsorship Scheme.
- local authority teams reported that out of all the people that have been matched in to long term accommodation (arriving on any visa type: sponsored by the Scottish Government, Individuals or on Family Visa), around 1,365 people (565 cases) had been placed directly into social or council housing across Scotland, as reported between 26 October and 5 December 2022. Displaced people from Ukraine may be allocated into social housing if Registered Social Landlords or the relevant council has offered up social or council housing for matching. People arriving on visa schemes other than sponsored by the Scottish Government or individuals (e.g. Family Visa) may be placed into social or council housing if requiring temporary homelessness accommodation.
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