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ICN is based in the Bournemouth area and is a charity which provides a warm welcome for members of the refugee and migrant communities. We help them to overcome obstacles in settling here.

We help them by giving them advice and support on immigration, employment and in finding accommodation. In addition, we offer English classes for those who are not able to access mainstream education.

ICN also provides a service to Local Authorities in helping them to settle Syrian families coming to the UK under the government Vulnerable Persons Scheme. We are also contracted to care for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

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Latest News

  • Recent Update

    Women & Children work:  Currently, ICN is working with and supporting 91 families within the community, on a weekly basis through English classes, creche and homework clubs.   Immigration & Asylum cases:  By the close of 2017, the ICN Immigration team had closed 195 cases for the year. A total of 86% of these cases had a successful outcome for clients.   ESOL Classes:  The Summer 2018 term is now well underway and ICN is running 16 classes during the week, based at the ICN premises. Around 57 students are learning English across these classes, with levels ranging from Beginner through to Intermediate. 
  • Syrian Refugees - homes needed

    February 2018:  Syrian refugees - homes needed ICN is helping Local Authorities in Dorset as they receive Syrian families under the government Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. We are currently supporting nine (9) families under this scheme. We have a continuing need to find new homes for families arriving in 2018. We would love to hear from prospective landlords ASAP. Please email: r.fell@icn.org.uk or i.buchanan@icn.org.uk or call 07738 339179 or 07960720326 for further information.
  • English Classes with a creche & Homework Clubs

    2018:  FREE English Classes with a creche & Homework clubs   These are held at St Andrew's Church Hall (Shelbourne Road) on a Wednesday from 1.00 - 3.00pm followed by the homework club from 3.30 - 5.00pm  They are also held at BCC Life Centre (Moordown) on a Thursday from 1.00 - 3.00pm. The homework club is at St John's Moordown on a Tuesday from 3.30 - 5.00pm