Our vision is to empower refugees and migrants who reside in the UK to lead self-sufficient and ambitious lives.
We believe that increased access to support, training and education creates spaces and opportunities for people to thrive. ACH is a social enterprise comprised of a diverse group of strategists and researchers led by lived experience.
We provide supported accommodation, and tailored integration services that not only help individuals, but also disrupt the systems that have entrenched inequalities in our society.
The UK is currently experiencing an unprecedented cost of living crisis with the cost of necessities increasing sharply between 2021 and 2022. In October 2022, inflation levels reached 11.1%, a staggering 41 year high. While the crisis has affected nearly everybody, it has had a disproportionate impact on low-income households which include the vast majority of refugees, who spend a larger proportion of their income on energy and food. The government has implemented some support schemes, but they are not enough to address the crisis and often do not reach refugees and migrants. For instance, the financial support that asylum seekers are entitled to increased from only £39.63 to £40.85 per week – a difference of just £1.22 on an amount already near impossible to live on.