The social sector is finally beginning to realise the potential of lived experience leaders. Several members of ACH staff, including our CEO, have lived experience as refugees, and this is now central to our work and one of the things that sets us apart from our competitors. 
Volunteering is an opportunity for people to contribute to a cause they care about, and make a difference to the local community, but it’s also a great way to build confidence and key skills that can lead to future success. 
Delivering Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) in a community setting provides opportunities for people to gain access to culturally and environmentally appropriate career advice services, which cater to their needs. This is what we do at Ashley Community Housing. 
Unemployment has permanently damaging effects. How can we tackle this? 
To create a system change, key players who have aligning goals must work together to achieve a shared vision and to change the system. We are building a shared vision for refugee integration here in the UK. Will you join us? 
Your business can make a huge difference by helping refugees - turn your CSR vision into a reality. 
The stories of refugees are often told in terms of tragedy and rescue, of crisis and eventual safety through the charitable actions of others. Within this narrative, the voices of refugees themselves have become lost: an absence that is reflected in the support systems they are provided. 
At ACH, offering internships and apprenticeships has yielded positive results. We believe that in many cases, they can be a better option than traditional recruitment methods. Find out about how some of our interns and apprentices found working at ACH and how they have progressed.  
 
Creating a 10 Year Plan 
by Richard Thickpenny, Business Development Manager at Ashley Community Housing 
 
In 2011, if you had told me my future would be very much focused on refugee resettlement policy, I would have probably said you were wrong. 
In today’s constantly evolving job market, with the rapid emergence of new technologies, products, and services, high-level skills are an ever-increasing priority for employers. But how does the current and future workforce match up to these expectations?