Benedict Cumberbatch has confirmed that he will be housing a Ukrainian family after they “made it out of Ukraine.”
Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife are waiting for a Ukrainian family to arrive in the UK where they will house them.
The actor made the confirmation that they are opening up their home while speaking with Sky News.
Wearing the colors of the Ukrainian flag, Cumberbatch told Sky News on his press tour that the family had made it out of Ukraine.
“They’ve made it out of Ukraine, I’m monitoring their progress every day,” he said.
Cumberbatch didn’t want to say too much about the family for their privacy, however he explained that they “are undergoing some medical treatment.”
“Sadly, they are undergoing some medical treatment – to say anything more about that would be invasion of their privacy and too much about when they’re coming and how that’s being managed would invade mine – but I want to give them some stability after the turmoil that they’ve experienced, and that’s within my home.”
Cumberbatch also revealed that he is housing the family through a UK government scheme and “a wonderful charity called Refugees at Home.”
“I’m working through a wonderful charity called Refugees at Home, which is a great gateway to the government scheme, but also to offering further wider support that’s needed for the psychological trauma that these people are suffering from,” he said
“However gentle and generous and welcoming we are as hosts, we don’t have the skills of the mental health professions to necessarily deal with those things.”
Cumberbatch urged “people to seek out further help to bolster their efforts,” while adding that the things people are doing make him “very proud, very, very proud of our country and very proud of what we can be at our best as a human race.”