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BBC Politics West | Fuad speaks about how policy makers can help newly arrived people in the UK

Fuad Mahamed speaking to BBC

Speaking on his experience of moving to the UK from Somalia, Fuad called on the local and national government to consider how we can empower our community organisations and leaders who are playing a big part in welcoming newly arrived people from Ukraine.  

He also called on policy makers to think about how we can harness the skills that newly arrived people bring and how we can work with businesses and the private sector to help people into employment or start their own business.

BBC Radio Bristol | Cost of Living Crisis

Two ACH staff members playing drums at staff away day

Felix (pictured right), ACH's Support and Integration Officer, urged the government to invest more money in Universal Credit and Local Authorities to help those most affected by the cost of living crisis live on BBC Radio Bristol.

BBC Radio Bristol | Red Nose Day

Two ACH staff members playing instruments at staff away day

Najla (pictured left), MIS Officer at ACH's training subsidiary Himilo, told BBC Radio Bristol why our Comic Relief funding for the Change Makers project is so crucial in helping newly arrived refugees build better lives in Bristol.

BBC Breakfast | More support needed for newly arrived refugees from Ukraine

Sign 'we want to live in a UK which welcomes people seeking refuge"

ACH CEO Fuad Mahamed spoke to BBC Breakfast about his own experience coming to the UK as a refugee, and made the case for more support for newly arrived refugees from Ukraine.

Fuad Mahamed, ACH's CEO, spoke on Channel 4's 'Ukraine: Should We Do More?', a live debate on the heart breaking situation in Ukraine on Tuesday evening. 

Fuad highlighted the need to strengthen the UK's commitment to refugees, saying: 'Under the Geneva Convention, all refugees, doesn't matter what colour, what faith, what gender, have to all get the same treatment'. 

Watch from 28:20.

BBC Radio Bristol | Why we must do more to help newly arrived refugees

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Our CEO, Fuad Mahamed, spoke with Joe Lemer all about what led him to found ACH, why we must do more to help newly arrived refugees and how ACH is working to build a better, brighter future for refugees in the UK... 

"Refugees and migrants want to contribute, they are not burdens to society. At ACH we aim to help people move into medium salary jobs, helping to transfer peoples existing skills to be relevant to UK job market."

Following our exciting nomination for Community Organisation Award at the National Diversity Awards 2020, we featured on national ITV News.

We focus on upskilling and supporting refugees and are delighted that our tenants’ stories have been highlighted through this incredible nomination.

Watch the video to find out more.

ACH, a social enterprise specialising in renovating homes to house refugees as well as providing support and integration services, has urged people with second homes and private landlords to step forward and work with them to bring empty homes back into use.

“It’s a win, win, win,” ACH founder Fuad Mahamed told The Big Issue. “This is the time to appeal to landlords with available properties and to appeal to people with second homes to work with social landlords, local governments, people like us to bring their property back to use.

Read the Business Leader news article on ACH prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise win.

ACH is one of 205 organisations nationally to be presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, considered the most prestigious business accolade in the UK. ACH is one of 18 companies to be awarded in the category of Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility).