Posts tagged “refugee”

 
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. 
 
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. 
Read our 6 point Manifesto for Sanctuary Seekers in conjunction with Bristol Refugee Rights, Bristol Hospitality Network, Bristol City of Sanctuary and Bath Welcomes Refugees. 
Employers can reach these potential new recruits through a ground-breaking scheme to fast track refugees into the labour market, saving the state millions of pounds and reducing their recruitment costs. 
Supporting refugees into integration through training, employment preparation, and career guidance 
 
Ask any small business owner what they value in an employee, and the chances are at the top of their wish list will be reliable, hard-working and experienced. 
Conference Outcome Report from the Bristol Rethinking Refugee Conference held by Ashley Community Housing on 10th October 2016 
Refugees are an asset not a liability 
 
We face the most serious refugee crisis in the last twenty years, with more people displaced since WW2. Too often we see the refugee issue as a burden to society, and at best humanitarian and charity issue.