Alan Campbell MP Statement on Ukrainian Sponsorship Scheme:
“A number of constituents who are sponsoring Ukrainians fleeing the invasion have contacted me regarding issues they are experiencing with the Home Office.
I have a dedicated member of my team dealing with this ssue and last night she went along, with local Councillor Joe Kirwin to an event organised by a local facebook group – Safe Homes for Ukraine at the Coast: Whitley Bay, Cullercoats and Tynemouth at St Peter’s Church in Monkseaton to talk about how we can support people
I am raising urgent cases with the Home Office and am working to address some of the issues with the system. The Government needs to urgently increase its capacity to address the large number of applications more quickly.
The group is also a huge source of advice and support for anyone who is signed up for the sponsorship scheme. Well done to them for their work and I pay tribute to the kindness of our local community.”