Coming to the end of host – what options are available

We understand the hosting is not forever and there may be a point when you are unable to continue hosting. Please get in contact with us as soon as possible so we can work with you and your guest to find alternative living arrangements. There are three possible options:

  1. Transfer your sponsorship to a rental agreement

You may wish to approach your guest and offer them the opportunity to rent the accommodation they are currently living as part of a rental agreement. This can be particularly successful for hosts who have been letting holiday properties or annexes to guests.

We encourage you to create a standing agreement between yourself and the guest. Please include the amount of rent to be paid, the date of the payment and the details of who will receive that payment. This document can be signed by both guest and host and be shown to the Job Centre to enable guests can claim additional universal credits to cover housing expenditure.

  1. Re matching

EDDC support team provide a re matching service. Please notify them as soon as possible if you are no longer to host. Your support worker will liaise with your guest and offer them suitable alterative hosts and facilitate re matching meetings. We strongly encourage guests to accept re match suggestions.

  1. Renting private accommodation 

EDDC are operating a ‘private rented’ grant scheme (PRS). This scheme provides financial assistant for guests looking to rent their own property.

Additional resources for hosts:

EDDC host tool kit

East Devon District Council’s Homes for Ukraine team are here to support you. Please contact us on:


01395 571634

We are available Monday to Friday 9am -5pm

Out of hours contacts:

               In a medical emergency - 999

               If there is a risk of homelessness - 0330 678 2382