This Dorset woman is looking to house a Ukrainian refugee

A Dorset WOMAN offers her spare room to a Ukrainian refugee after being struck by the country’s ‘horrible’ scenes following the Russian invasion and hopes to encourage others.

Caroline Taylor, from Yetminster, says she wants to do her part to help, but has so far found the process “difficult” as she says there is little information available.

In a bid to help others, she has set up a Facebook page, called Dorset #HomesForUkraine, where people can follow her process to understand how it all works.

“I followed the news and thought what was happening in Ukraine was just awful,” said Ms Taylor, 51.

“I have a 26 year old daughter who lives far away and I would like to think that if something happened where she is, she would have a roof over her head.

“We must all try to help if we can, if we have the space and the capacity to do so.”

Mrs. Taylor, a mature student at Yeovil College, offers the spare room in her house for a refugee to live with her, her two dogs and her cat.

So far, she says she has found the process “difficult”, but hopes her experience can encourage others.

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Ms Taylor added: ‘I’ve started a group on Facebook because I’m trying to find out as much as I can about the process.

“I hope everything will become clearer. I want to give as much information as possible to encourage others to do so.

The Dorset resident says it’s easier to get a visa for a Ukrainian refugee if it’s someone she knows and so called Dorset residents to see if they knew anyone. one she could sponsor.

She added: “If anyone knows someone I can sponsor for a visa please contact me so we can get things done properly because it’s a lot quicker to do it that way.”

Those who might know someone Ms Taylor can sponsor are asked to contact her through the Dorset #HomesForUkraine Facebook group.

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