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? 
If you’ve just moved home, whether that’s across the country or to a new area of a city, the first thing you might think to do is get to know your local area and who lives nearby. For refugees, having arrived in a foreign and unfamiliar country, with a different culture and language, this is not the easiest task. 
Our #rethinkingrefugee campaign started two years ago, in August 2015. We take a look at how the campaign has evolved and what we have achieved so far in our mission to change perceptions of refugees. 
Diversity within a business increases factors such as productivity, growth and staff retention. Ashley Community Housing is a great example of how a diverse workforce helps a business flourish. 
 
Migrant Destitution Toolkit helps front line services support destitute migrants 
Guest Blog by Patrick Duce, Innovation & Good Practice Project Manager at Homeless Link 
 
Ashley Community Housing are included in Homeless Link’s toolkit demonstrating good practice around providing housing to vulnerable migrants.