About Us

ACH was established in 2008 as a social enterprise specialising in integrating refugees through accommodation, support and community-based training.

We provide safe, secure and comfortable housing combined with culturally sensitive support and employability skills training. Our unique approach focuses on building individuals’ resilience in the labour market, upskilling and supporting refugees into sustainable, higher-level employment in order to develop their independence and ease their integration into UK life.

We have successfully resettled 2500 individuals from refugee backgrounds in this time and are now one of the UK’s leading providers of resettlement services for refugee and newly arrived communities in the UK. We operate in Bristol, Birmingham and Wolverhampton, and are aiming to work with 25,000 more people over the next 10 years.

Press releases

Asylum seekers employment project

The UK currently has one of the most restrictive policies in Europe in relation to the opportunity for those seeking political asylum gaining... read more

Press Release • 28.11.2018 • By ACH

Diversity as a Business Solution

How can businesses make the most of the opportunities that a more diverse workplace presents? That’s the topic for discussion at a... read more

Press Release • 24.09.2018 • By ACH

How can businesses best access the skills of refugees in the West Midlands?

How can businesses best access the skills of refugees in the West Midlands? That’s the topic for discussion at a roundtable discussion event... read more

Press Release • 31.08.2018 • By ACH

Add multi-trade Property Maintenance professionals to your business

ACH have been providing housing since 2008, and a Registered Social Landlord since 2012, and are now sharing our expertise by training the... read more

Press Release • 13.08.2018 • By ACH

Add multi-trade Property Maintenance professionals to your business

We are pleased to announce that ACH/Himilo has been successfully approved as an Apprenticeship provider, and we're now looking for employers who... read more

Press Release • 29.06.2018 • By ACH

New programme supports young refugees in Bristol into employment

During Refugee Week, UK Youth has reinvigorated its Youth Action employability programme to better support the needs of young refugees in Bristol.... read more

Press Release • 18.06.2018 • By ACH

Ashley Community Housing has evolved

2017 was the most successful year to date for marketing at Ashley Community Housing. We increased our social media following, had press coverage... read more

Press Release • 25.04.2018 • By ACH

Groundbreaking research on facilitating New Migrant Business Development

Many new migrants establish their own businesses, a process of great importance for their economic integration. Yet there has been little research... read more

Press Release • 16.11.2017 • By ACH

Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Talent of Refugees

On 30th October, over 50 people from a wide range of organisations attended the ‘Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Talent of Refugees’ conference at... read more

Press Release • 15.11.2017 • By ACH

ACH wins 2 national awards

At an exciting awards ceremony on 12 th October Ashley Community Housing (ACH) were delighted to win Care and Support Provider of the Year at the... read more

Press Release • 20.10.2017 • By ACH