£350 a month to take in Ukrainian refugees

Started by Alex, March 13, 2022, 04:29:08 PM

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Alex

Brits are to be offered this sum per month, regardless of how many people they can accommodate.  Maybe 40 years ago I might have considered it, because these are genuine refugees needing temporary help, but not now, I'm too old :cool:   Would you do it  ?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/brits-who-welcome-ukrainian-refugees-26454186


Scrumpy

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zoony

Yes, and the 'buts' are/can be big ones. Like Alex, perhaps once upon a time but too vulnerable these days.

klondike

If a house isn't set up for multiple occupancy then what you have are strangers who probably don't speak English as house guests. I don't think I could have that.

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Raven

This is not just about taking in a family or a couple. This is about taking in traumatised people, for whom English is not necessarily their first language, and whose family and way of living has been ripped away from them.

I feel that more support is required for this type of situation than any regular UK family can possibly give. Nobody is equipped to deal with this in the UK, not when they have their own struggles - mental health, emotional, financial, loss of family etc...Its very noble of the government to put us forward as shelters (because no doubt that is what they are suggesting to the refugees), but I don't think anyone should be made to feel selfish or mean for putting themselves first.

Scrumpy



I would rather open my home up to these desperate people then any of those that come into the country illegally ...
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Jacqueline

Most of us here feel the same, would have done so years ago but we are old and vulnerable now and live as  couples or alone.  Raven is right these poor people have been through/are going through hell and would probably be better off among other Ukranian's not with strangers who don't speak their language.

Our government has managed to find accomodation for all these dingy boys, and they are still coming over illegally.   Frankly I would throw them all out on the streets and give it over to the Ukranians who actually deserve it.  And I bet those Ukranian mothers and children if put in Napier or Penally barracks, instead of wingeing about it and saying its not fit and suitable accomodation. would roll up their sleeves and make a home for themselves and their children.

I am getting more and more angry that we have taken in all these cowardly young men who could have fought for their countries but ran away leaving their women and children behind to get on with it and it seems more difficult for the genuine Ukranian refugees to get here.  It proves to me that there should be no place for the dingy boys in our country they are so different to us.  If I met any would give them white feathers, they should feel ashamed but I'd be surprised if many of them have even seen a war zone at all.

GrannyMac

I wouldn't do it. We're too old. But at least some of the cost of housing extra people in their homes will be covered for those who do volunteer.  I'm hoping to see some politicians who have two homes stepping up.  The Scottish and Welsh first ministers are offering their countries as 'super sponsors' so perhaps they have space?

I wonder if the offers (from those who would take refugees) extend to anyone fleeing Ukraine? There appears to be discrimination towards non white people who are trying to leave.  I met my best friend yesterday, and the thought of me getting prioritised over her (based on how we look) is dreadful.

https://www.vox.com/22962300/ukraine-russia-refugee-racism
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Diasi

Such a shame that you've felt the need to seize on the totally false racism element.

The simple reason that I'd accept a Ukrainian over a non-Ukranian is that I consider that the non-Ukranians shouldn't have been in the Ukraine in the first place, just as I don't consider that the dinghy boys should be in the UK.

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Scrumpy




I wonder if the 350 offered is for a (family).. The cost of keeping a young family warm and fed could be very expensive when you consider the needs of a young family..
The news today said that other people were trying to get into the UK by pretending to be from the Ukraine..
I think the UK, taking their time over allowing people in , is not a bad thing..
We are stupid in allowing the illegal visitors that end up on our shores into our country.. We moan about it on a daily basis and still they come..
In time , we will moan about the problems Ukrainians have bought with them.. It's life..
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Diasi

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Quote from: Scrumpy on March 14, 2022, 08:17:58 AM

I wonder if the 350 offered is for a (family).. The cost of keeping a young family warm and fed could be very expensive when you consider the needs of a young family..
The news today said that other people were trying to get into the UK by pretending to be from the Ukraine..
I think the UK, taking their time over allowing people in , is not a bad thing..
We are stupid in allowing the illegal visitors that end up on our shores into our country.. We moan about it on a daily basis and still they come..
In time , we will moan about the problems Ukrainians have bought with them.. It's life..

I think it's per family for what is, in effect, 81 quid a week

I certainly wouldn't take in an entire family, maybe a woman with one girl.

And I'd want the paying the same amount as the Government pay to house & feed a dinghy boy.

It's something that a high-earning Cheshire family, with a big house, could do quite easily.
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Scrumpy




Blimey... What about clothing..!!  Nappies..!!
I couldn't afford to keep a family.. I will leave it to those with bigger properties and wallets.. 
Gary Lineker might pop up again... offering to help..
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Diasi

Quote from: Scrumpy on March 14, 2022, 08:32:43 AM

Blimey... What about clothing..!!  Nappies..!!
I couldn't afford to keep a family.. I will leave it to those with bigger properties and wallets.. 
Gary Lineker might pop up again... offering to help..

I'd expect a 16-yr-old girl to be out of nappies. Lol  :grin:
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Scrumpy


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It will be interesting to see if any politicians step up , as GrannyMac mentioned, many have two homes with brilliant allowances..
The Labour ones seem to be keeping their heads low at the moment.. [2010]
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