Redefining Integration, Diversity & Society

refugee support

Redefining Integration, Diversity & Society

Established 2008

Our offices


refugee centre locations

Individuals from refugee backgrounds impacted upon – we are now a leading provider of refugee support and integration services for newly arrived communities in the UK.

70 Staff

Our staff are all experts in their respective fields, which has enabled our rapid growth to a leading provider of refugee resettlement and integration services in Bristol and the West Midlands.


Our #rethinkingrefugee work challenges stereotypes and establishes individuals with more resilience into the places where they live, supporting people to find employment and become part of an inclusive city.

bristol refugee centre

Our vision

Our vision is for all refugees coming to the UK to be successfully integrated into our society.

Our mission

To support the settlement and resettlement needs of refugees to develop their independence and equip them with the skills they need to gain sustainable employment in the UK.

To promote the positive contribution that refugees can have on our local communities.

To be a nationally recognised leader in the refugee sector, driving change and transforming lives through the dedication and unique expertise of our staff.

To collaborate with partners who share our vision for refugee integration.

Our services
Refugee accommodation

We provide an accommodation-based model of integration support delivered in Birmingham, Bristol and Wolverhampton to over 700 individuals each year.

Refugee & BAME training

Himilo, our training subsidiary, provides training and employment services to some 2,500 individuals per year through its SEESI (first language building resilience and agency), Pre-Ignite (transitioning into successful UK employment) and Ignite (employer/ employee skills gap solution services) programs.

Research and Consultancy
Research and consultancy

ACH is established as a research practitioner informing policy through practice, bringing the lived experience of 3,000 individuals and their communities to date into policy design.

ACH (@ACHintegrates)

Meet our fantastic new volunteer, Filsan! 'While at ACH I can only hope that through working closely with the different departments and teams, I can soak up as much knowledge and as I can and apply it to my professional career!'

5 Mar 2020, 9:53

ACH (@ACHintegrates)

RT @RESCUE_UK: To change the world, start with women and girls! Ahead of International Women’s Day, here are 5 inspiring refugee women wh…

4 Mar 2020, 12:52

ACH (@ACHintegrates)

RT @ThangamMP: Thanks for everything you do for refugees and asylum seekers across the country #refugeeswelcome

4 Mar 2020, 12:02