Understanding the background to the SVPR (Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement) programme is important for the host communities and for professionals who will be supporting the new arrivals. 

We include useful information about the programme from a variety of sources and evaluations of similar programmes.



 Other resources

Help that a newly arrived refugee might needRefugee Action, 2015

Community Welcome PlanCitizens UK

Tell it like it is. The truth about Asylum- Refugee Council, 2015

Attitudes to migrants, Communication and Local Leadership. UK country report- COMPAS, 2012.



The programme is similar to the Gateway Protection Programme that has been running for over 10 years bringing small numbers of refugees to the UK from camps around the world. Gateway Protection Programme- Good practice guide, Refugee Council & Refugee Action, 2008. This programme has two evaluations: