Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme in Scotland: statistics - May 2023
Latest data and information on the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme in Scotland.
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According to data reported by COSLA and the Scottish Government, since the beginning of the scheme, around 1,650 individuals had been matched with a host by the national matching service and arrived at their matched accommodation by 9 May 2023. Through the Scottish Government local authority survey collected between 25 January and 4 May 2023, local authorities reported that, since the beginning of the scheme, around 3,430 individuals had been matched with a host locally, and around 920 individuals had found an informal match by their own means after arriving in Scotland. Please note that the latter number may be an undercount due to lack of formal reporting on this type of match.
Combining the outcomes from the different types of matches available for displaced people from Ukraine sponsored by the Scottish Government, it can be assumed that, since the beginning of the scheme, around 6,000 individuals, have arrived at their matched accommodation in Scotland. A breakdown of completed matches through local authority facilitated matching and informal matching by local authority can be found in the accompanying set of tables.
Additionally, cumulative figures reported by local authorities between 25 January and 4 May 2023 indicate that local authority teams are aware of at least 4,145 individuals (around 1,935 cases – e.g. families) arriving on visas sponsored by an individual sponsor that have arrived at their matched accommodation in Scotland since the beginning of the scheme.
Local authority teams reported that out of all the people that have been matched (arriving on any visa type: sponsored by the Scottish Government, Individuals or on Family Visa), since the beginning of the scheme, around 3,075 people (around 1,450 cases) had been placed directly into social or council housing across Scotland, as reported between 25 January and 4 April 2023.
Please see methodology section for additional notes.
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