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)

Inspiration for companies! VW training schemes in Germany work to fill labour gaps through a year-long qualification for refugees. 'There’s a demand for skilled workers in the logistics branch in this region, so it’s a win-win situation for all'

13 Dec 2019, 14:01

ACH (@ACHintegrates)

New year, new job? We are hiring! If you would like to join a social enterprise working to provide refugee services and really change the narrative to #rethinkingrefugee - have a look at our vacancies 👇

13 Dec 2019, 11:00

ACH (@ACHintegrates)

What advice would you give to refugee entrepreneurs? 'Stay curious and believe in yourself, your intuition, and your vision. Most importantly, know that it is okay to explore unique ideas.'

13 Dec 2019, 9:25