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BBC West Midlands Radio | ACH's Employment Coach Lina tells her inspirational story

Lina, ACH Employment coach

ACH's brilliant Employment Coach Lina tells BBC Radio West Midland's Kath Stanczyszyn all about her inspirational story, and how she build a successful life in the UK after arriving as a refugee from Syria. 

Now, Lina supports newly arrived Syrian refugees in the West Midlands, helping individuals to achieve their personal goals and dreams to build sustainable, ambitious lives in the UK. 

BBC West Midlands Radio | ACH Birmingham's Support and Integration Team Leader Mary talks about Refugee Week 2022

West Midlands Team

Mary (pictured centre left) ACH's Support and Integration Team Leader in Birmingham, spoke to BBC West Midlands Radio all about Refugee Week 2022. Mary told presenter Kath Stanczyszyn all about ACH's plans for Refugee Week 2022, alongside telling the audience all about our work to support and integrate refugee communities in Birmingham and the West Midlands. 

BBC Politics West | Fuad speaks about how policy makers can help newly arrived people in the UK

Fuad Mahamed speaking to BBC

Speaking on his experience of moving to the UK from Somalia, Fuad called on the local and national government to consider how we can empower our community organisations and leaders who are playing a big part in welcoming newly arrived people from Ukraine.  

He also called on policy makers to think about how we can harness the skills that newly arrived people bring and how we can work with businesses and the private sector to help people into employment or start their own business.

BBC Radio Bristol | Cost of Living Crisis

Two ACH staff members playing drums at staff away day

Felix (pictured right), ACH's Support and Integration Officer, urged the government to invest more money in Universal Credit and Local Authorities to help those most affected by the cost of living crisis live on BBC Radio Bristol.

BBC Radio Bristol | Red Nose Day

Two ACH staff members playing instruments at staff away day

Najla (pictured left), MIS Officer at ACH's training subsidiary Himilo, told BBC Radio Bristol why our Comic Relief funding for the Change Makers project is so crucial in helping newly arrived refugees build better lives in Bristol.

Fuad Mahamed, ACH's CEO, spoke on Channel 4's 'Ukraine: Should We Do More?', a live debate on the heart breaking situation in Ukraine on Tuesday evening. 

Fuad highlighted the need to strengthen the UK's commitment to refugees, saying: 'Under the Geneva Convention, all refugees, doesn't matter what colour, what faith, what gender, have to all get the same treatment'. 

Watch from 28:20.

BBC Breakfast | More support needed for newly arrived refugees from Ukraine

Sign 'we want to live in a UK which welcomes people seeking refuge"

ACH CEO Fuad Mahamed spoke to BBC Breakfast about his own experience coming to the UK as a refugee, and made the case for more support for newly arrived refugees from Ukraine.

BBC Radio Bristol | Why we must do more to help newly arrived refugees

Orange hearts being held up with Bristol Harbourside in the background

Our CEO, Fuad Mahamed, spoke with Joe Lemer all about what led him to found ACH, why we must do more to help newly arrived refugees and how ACH is working to build a better, brighter future for refugees in the UK... 

"Refugees and migrants want to contribute, they are not burdens to society. At ACH we aim to help people move into medium salary jobs, helping to transfer peoples existing skills to be relevant to UK job market."

Following our exciting nomination for Community Organisation Award at the National Diversity Awards 2020, we featured on national ITV News.

We focus on upskilling and supporting refugees and are delighted that our tenants’ stories have been highlighted through this incredible nomination.

Watch the video to find out more.