More Ukrainian refugees set to be welcomed to the Rugby borough
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More refugees due to stay with hosts in the Rugby borough have arrived in the UK in the last month.
Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in March, refugees from the war have been invited to stay in the UK under the Ukrainian Sponsorship and Family schemes.
The former sets up refugees with hosts in the UK for an initial six months, who receive support from their local council and a stipend of £350.
New figures from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities show 182 Ukrainian refugee households due in the Rugby borough – from 220 successful applications – had arrived in the UK by October 4 under the sponsorship scheme.
This was up from 172 arrivals on September 6, when 215 visas had been issued.
In the month to October 4, 96,800 refugees had arrived in the UK, with 136,600 visas approved under the scheme.