Building a better future for refugees and migrants in the UK

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Building a better future for refugees and migrants in the UK

Our services
Person
Supported housing

ACH provides safe, supported housing for refugees and migrants in Birmingham, Bristol, Wolverhampton and Coventry. Each year we support 800+ individuals to lead independent and ambitious lives.

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Training

Himilo training provides careers advice, employment opportunities, training courses and personalised business support to ACH tenants and the wider community.

Research and Consultancy
Research and consultancy

ACH is an established research practitioner, informing policy through practice and bringing lived experience into the design of integration services for refugees and migrants.

Established 2008

Our offices

Bristol
Birmingham
Wolverhampton
Coventry

refugee centre locations
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Our vision

Our vision is for all refugees and migrants coming to the UK to be successfully integrated into their host society and economy.

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 and internationally 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 values

People come first in all we do. We work for the people and with people, and that is always something we keep in mind.

We are engineering the ways in which society can blend its differences and become stronger through its diversity. We unite the driving force of the people to create services and products to serve the needs of people.

We are here to connect and empower, helping integration happen from the standpoint of the individual- the refugee, the migrant and the local.

We are here to rethink integration and the power of society, where everyone is important, deserves to have the best opportunities in life and everyone can make a change in this.

House
131 Houses

Across Bristol and the West Midlands, we are a leading provider of support and integration services for newly arrived communities in the UK helping 1000+ people in 2021 achieve their personal goals.

People
80+ Staff

Lived experience is at the heart of ACH. Our staff are all experts in their fields, enabling us to provide impactful support and integration services in Bristol and the West Midlands.

Twitter
#rethinkingrefugee

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.

ACH 🧡 (@ACHintegrates)

We want to say a huge thank you to @ThangamMP’s fantastic case workers for their ongoing support and advocacy for our tenants in Bristol West. 👏 They’ve gone above and beyond to help newly arrived refugees housed with ACH with issues such as facilitating family reunions.

17 Jan 2022, 10:01

ACH 🧡 (@ACHintegrates)

At ACH we're fully committed to stepping up our support for Afghans arriving through resettlement schemes. We’ve been working with @DWP in Bristol to provide employability & integration support to newly arrived people housed in hotels. Read more: https://t.co/NFFmueppZR

14 Jan 2022, 13:01

ACH 🧡 (@ACHintegrates)

A success story from Coventry! 👏 Our support team has been helping one of our clients navigate the process of family reunion. Family reunion is one of the most important things do at ACH, it gives people the hope & drive to start new lives as a family in the UK.

13 Jan 2022, 11:00

ASHLEY COMMUNITY & HOUSING LTD is a registered company. Company number: 06630015.

Registered address: 2nd Floor Eden House, Eastgate Office Park, Bristol, England, BS5 6XY. Telephone : 0117 954 0433.