Training refugee events


Upcoming Events for ACH and Himilo.

SEESI poster

Strengthening Employment and Education Skills for Integration | Life Before Language Methodology 

Wednesday 11th August, 11am – 1.30pm on Zoom.

Join ACH to mark the ending of the three-year Strengthening Employment and Education Skills for Integration (SEESI) project.

ACH are delighted to announce they will be hosting their insightful SEESI Life Before Language Methodology event, to mark the ending of the innovative project. The SEESI project flows into their flagship ACH #RethinkingRefugee campaign. The aim of the campaign is through ACH projects, changing mainstream thinking around the word ‘refugee’, highlighting the fact that people with a refugee status are individuals with personal dreams, skills and goals.

Alongside project partners Folkuniversitet, FISPE, Dimitra, Rinova and Ballymun Job Centre, as part of the SEESI project, a unique course has been developed, providing advice and guidance training for support workers, based on a lived experience framework and first-language training.

Protecting your business

Protecting your Business Workshop

Wednesday 18th August, 2.30pm - 3.15pm on Zoom.

Intellectual property will account for a large part of the value of most businesses. This workshop will cover the four main areas of intellectual property (trade marks, patents, designs and copyright) and how to protect Intellectual Property rights and consequently, your business. It’s a great opportunity to receive the latest information and advice on Intellectual Property - direct from the Intellectual Property Office.

ACH, West of England Combined Authority and the University of Bristol are currently delivering the Effective Digital Entrepreneurship & Business Support (EDEBS) project. This is a project aimed to assist migrant entrepreneurs in setting up or enhancing their existing businesses through personalised business support.


No Recourse to Public Funds | Manufacturing Destitution

Tuesday 2nd November, 1pm – 3pm on Zoom.

No Recourse to Public Funds | Manufacturing Destitution, hosted by ACH, who work to drive change and integration for refugee and migrant communities in the UK and, Migration Mobilities Bristol (MMB), a Specialist Research Institute at the University of Bristol. 

In 2020, research suggested nearly 1.4 million people in the UK had no recourse to public funds (NRPF), with the burden of restrictions falling disproportionately on people of colour. NRPF rules already means tens of thousands of migrants - as well as their British family members - face difficult choices about returning to work; destitution; huge future costs relating to their immigration status; and the prospect of loved ones being forced to leave the UK.

With the number of people seeking advice on no recourse to public funds doubling during the pandemic, we will look at the affects NRPF has on migrants at a national and local level. We will also explore the findings of those working with lived experience of NRPF and discuss next steps and actions for change.