Journalist Price attributed the increase in the number of homeless Ukrainians to the fatigue of the British who accepted them.
He noted that this problem is already “boiling” and may worsen. According to him, some refugees have started conflicts with the Britons hosting them amid rising cost of living and cultural differences, as a result, refugees are left homeless.
“There are all sorts of problems that I have heard about, including not following proper house rules and personal conflicts. Six months is a long time for strangers in your house,” the journalist wrote.
Price stressed that some are already predicting the closure of the Homes for Ukraine program due to news that Ukrainians are being asked to leave the provided housing. He attributes this to the initial thoughtlessness of the decision of the British to accept refugees in their homes.
“A quarter of the hosts do not want to participate for more than six months in this scheme. Everyone is also struggling with the rising cost of living. I wonder what will happen to them, ”price summed up.
Earlier, on December 6, the Express newspaper reported a sharp increase in the number of homeless Ukrainian refugees due to the crisis in Britain. As the newspaper notes, in a month in England the number of migrants stranded on the street increased by 30%. According to preliminary estimates, currently 2,985 refugees from Ukraine have filed complaints with self-government bodies due to problems with housing.
The day before, The Times newspaper wrote about the growing number of homeless Ukrainian refugees. As reported, this situation occurred due to the fact that host families stopped providing support to those who decided to leave Ukraine. According to the publication, Housing and Utilities Minister Michael Gove is considering doubling the level of payments to host families in order to prevent a crisis.
On November 24, it became known that refugees from Ukraine are facing discrimination from British landlords, who deliberately deny them housing.
The Telegraph newspaper on November 17 reported that the council of the British county of Wiltshire intends to purchase houses for Ukrainian refugees, which will then be rented out to them. It is noted that similar measures are also considered by the authorities of other regions.
At the same time, on October 13, the British newspaper Daily Mail wrote that due to the rising cost of living in the UK, they began to gradually phase out the “Houses for Ukraine” program. As a result, refugees are increasingly becoming homeless, which causes some concern in society.
At the end of August, it became known that about a quarter of the participants in the program sponsoring the accommodation of Ukrainian refugees want to leave it. The reason was increased prices and increased electricity bills.