Refugee & Asylum Policy Advice & Research

refugee social integration researchers sitting outdoors

Refugee & Asylum Policy Advice & Research

Lift the ban

Lift the Ban Project

We recently ran a project with Bristol Refugee Rights, funded by Quartet Community Foundation, to link asylum seekers to local businesses and provide guidance on the UK jobs market. 

This project links with the #LiftTheBan campaign which is urging the UK Government to allow asylum seekers the right to work in the UK. We have collated our findings and the outcomes of the programme to highlight why this is needed and the benefits both asylum seekers and businesses will gain. 

Asylum seeker visit to Engine Shed Bristol

Entrepreneurship Facilitator

A one-year pilot of an Entrepreneurship Facilitator working with entrepreneurs in under-represented communities to connect them with business support and understand the systemic barriers to economic inclusion.

This pilot began in September 2018 and is funded by ACH, Engine Shed, the West of England Combined Authority, and the University of Bristol, in partnership with Barton Hill Settlement.

male refugee & tech entrepreneur forming diversity research report

Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) diversity and inclusion:

This was a joint piece of research (in partnership with Up Our Street) to improve engagement with business incubation at SETsquared Bristol.

exploring men's experience of displacement through reflections & poetry

Men, Gender and Displacement

This collaborative research project between ACH and the University of Bristol explored men’s experience of displacement in Bristol through a series of research days out with ACH tenants and learners. 

The accompanying brochure showcases the research using reflections and poetry. 

CFE ACH north of england refugee service survey

Starting afresh: How entrepreneurship is transforming the lives of resettled refugees

The Centre for Entrepreneurs worked with ACH and the North of England Refugee Service to conduct a survey of 96 refugees in the UK to measure their interest in entrepreneurship.

migrant firms act as a vehicle for social integration of refugees

Facilitating New Migrant Business Development: A Collaborative Approach (CREME) 

ACH and the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME), University of Birmingham

Research review by Maria Villares-Varola*, Mender Ram**, Trevor Jones,***, Sabina Doldor**

* University of Southampton, ** University of Birmingham

resettlement and integration of refugees and forced migrants


A new perspective on the resettlement and integration of Refugees and Forced Migrants.

Provocation Paper for Fuad Mahamed, Clore Social Fellow 2016.

refugee students gathered around a table at an esol course

The Effectiveness of Current ESOL Courses from the Perspective of Refugee Students