Cllr Kevin Bentley has thanked Essex residents for their generosity in welcoming Ukrainian arrivals into their homes.
As of yesterday (28 July) 1,408 people have arrived into Essex from Ukraine under the Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme.
There are a total of 1,081 sponsors in Essex, matched with 2,471 Ukrainians. Of these 1,408, or about 57%, have arrived in Essex. These numbers continue to increase.
Generous Essex residents have helped the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) reach an important milestone. It was announced yesterday more than 100,000 people from Ukraine have now been welcomed into homes across the UK.
Cllr Bentley said: “Since the start of this dreadful war, residents of Essex have gone above and beyond to provide support for our Ukrainian friends, first in contributing to the humanitarian aid efforts and more recently by opening up their own homes to welcome people from Ukraine with open arms.