Refugee Integration & Employment Services

refugee support

Refugee Integration & Employment Services

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)

A very good initiative! 15 participants will have the opportunity to acquire new media skills, publish journalistic content, and build professional networks through collaborations. Share the word, dear ACH community. #refugeeopportunities #wednesaynews #refugeejournalism

12 Feb 2020, 15:29

ACH (@ACHintegrates)

Did you know, we run a Refugee Entrepreneurship Project? If you know anyone from a refugee background looking to start (or has already started) a business, share our spring events! We provide business support to turn passion into purpose and profit #rethinkingrefugee #CFErefugees

12 Feb 2020, 14:02

ACH (@ACHintegrates)

There's still time to apply! We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Refugee Support and Integration Officer to join our Bristol team. We are an innovative and friendly team working to support refugee integration! Find out more here:

12 Feb 2020, 12:01