The Syrian Charities and Associations Network in the United Kingdom, SCAN UK, is an independent network of Syrian NGOs, charities, CSOs, associations and organised regional groups, established to help meet the needs of the Syrian community in the UK.
SCAN UK was founded in October 2015 by a group of Syrian organisations. Today, the network includes ten Syrian organisation members based in different parts of the UK. These organisations work in diverse sectors, including humanitarian, medical, and social sectors. However, they all share the same interest of offering assistance to the Syrian community in the UK.
SCAN UK aspires to serve as an umbrella under which all Syrian registered charities and NGOs in the UK can work together towards ensuring that members of the Syrian community within the UK lead safe, productive, and well-integrated lives.
To work as a mutual communication and collaboration link between SCAN UK members, stakeholders and the wider community.
To establish collaborative relationships with the UK government departments and local authorities to support SCAN UK members in conducting projects on regional, national levels and international levels.
To offer cultural help, guidance and consultation to stakeholders via our members and other organisations working towards the benefit of society.
To support Syrian professionals in obtaining recognition for their qualifications as a first step before resuming their career and profession in the UK by signposting towards relevant organisations within the network.