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

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

Sandwell - Rethinking Refugees as Assets

Since the industrial revolution Sandwell has been host for a diverse and complex community. The latest phase of this includes refugees from... read more

Press Release • 25.09.2017 • By ACH

Bristol City Council works with Ashley Community Housing

Ashley Community Housing (ACH) is working with Bristol City Council to provide an innovative solution to housing refugees in the city.... read more

Press Release • 14.09.2017 • By ACH

ACH announced as National Business Awards finalist

ASHLEY COMMUNITY HOUSING ANNOUNCED AS NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS FINALIST -Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for all finalists- -... read more

Press Release • 01.08.2017 • By ACH

Ashley Community Housing wins consultancy support from Aleron

Ashley Community Housing have secured consultancy support from Aleron to help them secure a contract (or contracts) worth £1m per annum, thanks to... read more

Press Release • 04.05.2017 • By ACH

Bath: Rethinking Refugee write-up

Bath: Rethinking Refugee 3rd April 2017 12pm - 2pm We presented our approach to refugee resettlement and integration at this event,... read more

Press Release • 19.04.2017 • By ACH