Ashley Community Housing (ACH) was established in 2008 as a social enterprise specialising in the economic, social and civic integration of refugees through accommodation and community based training support. We have successfully resettled over 2000 individuals from refugee backgrounds in this time and are now a leading provider of resettlement services for refugee and newly arrived communities in the UK.
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, up skilling and supporting them into sustainable, higher level employment in order to develop their independence and ease their integration into UK life.
Employing around 60 staff, we operate in the West of England and the West Midlands as a strategic partner for local authorities and government prime contractors. Through the establishment of our subsidiary training arm 'Himilo Training' we are committed to supporting refugees through work experience, language training, IT literacy and employability skills.
We aim to redefine the narrative around refugees and skills to one of economic benefit and communicate their positive contribution to our communities. Our #rethinkingrefugee campaign is considered outstanding and reflects our commitment to making sure refugees become part of society rather than remaining marginalised and under-employed.