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Thank You Abdi & Khalid

ACH’s very own Abdi Mohamed and Khalid Ahmed have been recognised for their contributions to the local area at the Up Our Street Thank You Awards 2018.

Himilo wins Best Training Scheme at 24housing Awards

At an exciting awards ceremony on 18th October we were delighted to win Best Training Scheme at the 24housing Awards.

New statistics reveal economic benefit of allowing people seeking asylum to work

New figures released today suggest that the UK economy could gain £42.4 million in additional tax revenues and savings if the Government were to lift the ban on letting people seeking asylum work.

Developing our managers

At the end of September we took managers from our three offices to Ross-on-Wye for a two day development residential.

Football Fridays

Every Friday a group of ACH Bristol staff and tenants get together in the evening to play a game of 6-a-side football at the St Pauls Sports Centre. This activity was organised by Tutor and Job Coach Jack, as a way to encourage relationships to be built outside of the working day and also as a fun evening playing sport.

Hello Neighbour, Hello Job

If you’ve just moved home, whether that’s across the country or to a new area of a city, the first thing you might think to do is get to know your local area and who lives nearby. For refugees, having arrived in a foreign and unfamiliar country, with a different culture and language, this is not the easiest task.

From volunteers to employees

At ACH we actively encourage volunteers to join our team in order to build up their skills and work experience. These volunteer placements often turn into full-time paid roles, just like they have with Bristol staff Rashid and Khalid.

CSR and beyond: Getting refugees into work

On 20th September we held a roundtable discussion in Birmingham with key organisations to discuss topics around getting refugees into work.

'Get that job!' workshops

Changes to our weekly Job Club in Bristol have been made to benefit members of the community. Changes include a weekly 'Get that job!' workshop which focuses on key career skills to enable attendees to improve their job searches.