Building a home is important for all of us and since 2016 ICN has been contracted by Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole Councils to resettle Syrian refugee families arriving in the UK through the Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (SVPRS). This scheme officially came to an end in 2021, with the Home Office transferring to a broader programme named the UK Resettlement Scheme. Bournemouth and Poole Council announced their commitment to the UKRS, and ICN will continue our contracted work under this new scheme.

We work closely with local authorities and volunteers to support families to find their feet, build healthy relationships, and successfully integrate into our community. ICN liaises with local stakeholders and statutory providers, ensuring that every family can build a future in Dorset.


Learn more about this programme

Please contact Rachael Sawers on 01202 589395 or email

Advice & Support

Filling in forms can be complicated if you aren’t an expert or don’t speak English fluently. ICN provides practical advice and support to refugees and asylum seekers within our community.


English ESOL

How can you support yourself and your family if you don’t speak the language? We break down barriers by offering newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers English lessons.


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