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Fighting for Social Justice 
by Yasmeen Shaeik, Marketing and Business Development Assistant at ACH 
 
At the root of ACH there exists a historical precedence to the work we are achieving today as we challenge systems, tackle inequalities and fight for the rights of refugees, migrants, BME communities and the homeless.  
We are working with CodeDoor to educate refugees and migrants in coding. These under-represented groups could be the answer to addressing the skills gap within the technology industry.  
Fictional imagineering is the ability to visualise your future ambitions, and implement them into your business. By using this technique we can create a positive and sustainable future for refugees.  
BME communities in Bristol are at a disadvantage in terms of economic inclusion. The local community can change this by looking at the systems that created this issue and altering the way they do things. ACH's #rethinkingrefugee campaign encompasses these values.  
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.