ACH team at away day playing drums

Blogs and news

Flagship £2.5m public and private sector deal delivers new homes for refugees in Bristol

The innovative deal has been led by ACH (Ashley Community & Housing), a Bristol-based refugee housing and integration organisation, who has chosen South West place-based impact investor BBRC (Bristol & Bath Regional Capital) as its investment partner.

Breaking Barriers and Empowering Citizens-in-Waiting through Education and Training

ESOL classes, while available, are slow-paced with students taking years to reach Level 3 which is a requirement for many entry-level jobs.

A Peek Inside Our Supported Accommodation

Contrary to the common perceptions and grim imagery associated with supported accommodations, our houses are of good standards, offering a neat, well-ventilated, and naturally lit living place. They are more than ‘just a roof over your head’.

A call for certainty for Ukrainians in the UK

Over 56,000 people have signed two separate Parliament petitions calling for the government to allow Ukrainians the right to settle in the UK.

Sewing the Scene at Bristol Old Vic

After engaging with so many women across a wide range of projects, we found that there were mainly two things that bonded the women: food and sewing.

A Call for a National Refugee Integration Policy Framework

Refugees, as Lord German described, are individuals with legal rights to be in the UK, requiring our protection, regardless of their mode of arrival or country of origin.

#RethinkingRefugee x UWE Podcast Series

These podcast series are created by talented UWE students and feature our amazing business clients. In our very first episode, hosted by the talented Rica Garcia, we had the pleasure of featuring our valuable business client and receptionist, Nesrin.

Our impact in 2023

Despite the challenges faced in 2023, and after 15 years of changing lives, we are very proud to report that we have helped more than 20,000 people through housing, training and career and business support.

Elevating Employee Engagement: Our EOY Surprise Staff Gift

Every team member, whether in the office or working in the field (houses), was in for a delightful surprise – a personalised gift package.