Upcoming Events for Ashley Community Housing and Himilo Training 

 

Past Events for Ashley Community Housing and Himilo Training 

Unlocking the entrepreneurial talent of refugees: Bristol 
 
Monday 30th October 2017 2-4pm 
Engine Shed, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH 
 
This event focused on the untapped wealth of entrepreneurial talent refugees in the West of England have to offer. 
 
It offered solutions for unlocking this talent, and showcased our research with The Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship. 
 
The agenda included Keynote speakers from Ashley Community Housing and key partner organisations. 
 
Blue Monday 2017 Himilo Training
Sandwell Rethinking Refugee Event 
 
Tuesday 10th October 2017 2-4pm 
Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DB 
 
In this Conference we shared our experience of refugee resettlement and integration. Presentations and discussions covered the untapped economic potential of the refugee asset within the area, and how to rethink refugees as assets rather than liabilities. 
 
Our Rethinking Refugee programme helps refugees get into employment more quickly, saving money as well as benefiting the economy and individuals. We have been working in the West Midlands since 2012, providing accommodation and training to refugees. 
 
The agenda included speakers from Ashley Community Housing and key partner organisations. 
 
Blue Monday 2017 Himilo Training
Bristol Refugee Festival Bike Ride 
 
Monday 10th July 2017 1-6pm 
 
Ashley Community Housing ran a Bristol to Saltford Bike ride as part of Bristol Refugee Festival. 
 
The ride followed the cycle path from Bristol to Saltfordvia Warmley and Bitton. 
 
 
 
 
Birmingham Refugee Week Football Event 
 
Tuesday 20th June 2017 6-8pm 
 
We ran a 5-a-side football event in Birmingham for Refugee Week.  
 
Rethinking the Economic Development of Somalia through Job Creation and Entrepreneurship 
 
Monday 8th May 2017 2.30 - 4.30pm 
RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ 
 
Himilo Training ran this event as part of the London Somalia Conference May 2017. The event was held in partnership with Global Somali Diaspora and Fursad Fund. 
 
So far, this has been a momentous year with the election of President Farmaajo and Prime Minister Khayre with much renewed hope for the stability, growth and prosperity of Somalia.  
 
This event informed the Somali Government and other policy makers of the innovative approaches employed by organisations in Somalia and from the diaspora to upskill and create jobs for Somali youth to harness economic development. 
 
More can be done to promote creative solutions and approaches to explore the role of enterprise and skills development in harnessing economic potential of Somalia. 
 
At this event attendees heard from the leading voice from the providers of skills development and enterprise as well as the policy makers and researchers with an interest in this area. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wolverhampton Rethinking Refugee Conference 
 
Wednesday 5th April 2017 12-2pm 
Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR 
 
Ashley Community Housing presented our groundbreaking approach to refugee resettlement and integration at this conference, revealing how to rethink refugees as assets rather than liabilities. 
 
Our Rethinking Refugee programme helps refugees get into employment more quickly, saving money as well as benefiting the economy and individuals. Since 2008 we have successfully resettled over 2000 individuals from refugee backgrounds, and have been working in Wolverhampton since 2015. 
 
The agenda included speakers from Ashley Community Housing, Wolverhampton City Council and Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary. 
Bath Rethinking Refugee Event 
 
Monday 3rd April 2017 12-2pm 
Guildhall, High Street, Bath, B1 2EP 
 
Ashley Community Housing presented our groundbreaking approach to refugee resettlement and integration at this event, revealing how to rethink refugees as assets rather than liabilities. 
 
Our Rethinking Refugee programme helps refugees get into employment more quickly, saving money as well as benefiting the economy and individuals. We have been working in the West of England since 2008, and in that time have successfully resettled over 2000 individuals from refugee backgrounds in Bristol and the West Midlands. 
 
The agenda included speakers from Ashley Community Housing and Bath & North East Somerset Council. 
 
Blue Monday 2017 Himilo Training
Birmingham Rethinking Refugee Conference 
 
Monday 13th February 2017 4-6pm 
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP 
 
Ashley Community Housing presented our groundbreaking approach to refugee resettlement and integration at this conference, revealing how to rethink refugees as assets rather than liabilities. 
 
The agenda included Keynote speakers from Ashley Community Housing and key partner organisations. 
Blue Monday 2017 
 
Monday 16th January 2017 
The Galleries, Bristol, BS1 3XD 
 
Our training arm, Himilo Training, is one of the organising partners of this event, working closely with the National Careers Service and Bristol City Council's Ways2Work network. 
 
At the Blue Monday event we’ll be promoting what we do and signing people up to our courses. We’re also interested in finding out about any training courses the community want that we are not currently offering – come along and complete one of our “tell us more” postcards and enter our prize draw. 
 
CREME20 Conference – the 20th Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference 
 
Thursday 20th October 2016 
Fazeley Studios, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE 
 
Taking place on Thursday 20 October 2016 at Fazeley Studios, the 20th Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference showcased new developments in research and practice on diversity and enterprise 
 
Osman Ishal, our Regional Manager for the West Midlands, featured on the panel discussion on Looking Ahead: the Future of Minority Enterprise. CREME20 was run by the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Enterprise, part of the University of Birmingham. 
 
Speakers
Waseem Zaffar, Birmingham City Council 
Osman Ishal, Ashley Community Housing 
Sally Arkley, The Women's Economy 
Louise Townsend, Morgan Sindall 
Lara Ratnaraja, Cultural Consultant 
Chair: Professor Monder Ram OBE, CREME, Birmingham Business School 
 
CREME20 Osman Ishal
Bristol Rethinking Refugee Conference 
 
Monday 10th October 2016 
Radisson Blu, Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4BY 
 
We presented our ground-breaking approach to refugee resettlement at this Conference. The agenda included speakers from Ashley Community Housing and key partner organisations. 
 
Ashley Community Housing #rethinkingrefugee Conference Bristol
Inside Government - Ending Homelessness and Rough Sleeping in Every Community 
 
Thursday 6th October 2016 
Hallam Conference Centre, London, W1W 6JJ 
 
Speaker: Fuad Mahamed, CEO, Ashley Community Housing 
 
Case Study: A New Housing Association Perspective on the Resettlement and Integration of Homeless Refugees 
 
Our CEO, Fuad Mahamed, showcased his thought leadership at the Ending Homelessness and Rough Sleeping in Every Community Conference run by Inside Government. He presented our perspective on the resettlement and integration of homeless refugees, including providing supportive accommodation in a culturally sensitive environment to help with trauma and orientation. The presentation also covered giving greater priority to training and skills, employment and enterprise development in order to offer a genuine integration into refugee host communities and the labour market to break the cycle of homelessness. 
 
Fuad Mahamed at Inside Government Homelessness Conference
National Housing Federation 2016 
 
Friday 23rd September 2016 
ICC, Birmingham, B1 2EA 
 
Seeking Sanctuary: how housing associations can respond to the refugee crisis 
 
On Friday 23rd September our CEO, Fuad Mahamed, was part of a discussion panel at the National Housing Federation Annual Conference. The panel was chaired by ITV’s Political Editor Robert Peston, and saw Fuad sharing a stage with representatives from the UN Refugee Agency, the Refugee Council, Citizens UK and Innisfree Housing. The topic of the discussion was "Seeking Sanctuary: how housing associations can respond to the refugee crisis". It focused on the displacement of people from war-torn Syria and how housing associations can be part of the response to that. 
 
Speakers
Fuad Mahamed, Chief Executive, Ashley Community Housing 
John Delahunty, Chief Executive, Innisfree 
Maurice Wren, Chief Executive, Refugee Council 
Neil Jameson, Executive Director, Citizens UK 
Andrej Mahecic, Snr. External Relations Officer, UNHCR UK 
Chair: Robert Peston, Political Editor, ITV News 
 
Fuad Mahamed National Housing Federation
Refugee Week Football Tournament 2016 
 
On Saturday 25th of June 2016, Ashley Community Housing will be holding our annual football tournament in Bristol . To participate all teams must be registered in the tournament, the kick off will start at 1:30pm at City Academy Bristol, Russell Town Avenue, Bristol, BS5 9JH. 
 
Bring your family and friends to the event! 
Face painting and Bouncy Castle for kids! 
 
For more information or to register as a football team please contact 
rachel.sharp@ashleyhousing.com 
or call 
0117 941 5352 
 
 
See you at the event! 
 
In partnership with 
Refugee Week 
Bristol City Academy 
Bristol City Council 
NHS Bristol 
Bristol Zimbabwe Association 
Refugee Week Bristol 2016
Securing futures for refugees in the UK 
 
With David Cameron announcing that Britain will resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees within the next five years, it will become important for the nation to understand that refugees are not just numbers within our society, but individuals who are capable of contributing to the growth and the development of the United Kingdom. 
 
Like many cities across the UK, Bristol will play its part in the resettlement of many refugees. This unique speaker event will explore the challenges of resettlement, personal accounts of this process, and how we as a city can help. 
 
In collaboration with Bristol STAR, a student network committed to welcoming refugees in the UK, team members from Ashley Community Housing will be discussing their own resettlement work in Bristol and the positive outcomes they have seen. 
 
WHEN 
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 from 18:30 to 19:30 (BST) 
WHERE 
AR2 at University of Bristol - Queens Road, Bristol , BS8 1LN 
Securing futures for refugees in the UK
ACH Wolverhampton opening event 
 
We would like to welcome you to the launch of our new Wolverhampton branch. 
The event will showcase the important work we do surrounding refugee resettlement and will also be a fantastic opportunity to meet our members of staff. 
If you’re in the area and would like to attend the event then please come along and say hello! 
 
Wednesday 27th January 2016 
15:45 - 18:00 
 
Dunstall Hill Community Centre, Dunstall Ave, Wolverhampton 
WV6 0NH 
 
Food and refreshments will be available. 
refugee wolverhampton