Actions and Detail Panel
Bath: Rethinking Refugee
Mon 3 April 2017, 12:00 – 14:00 BST
The past two years have been tumultuous ones, with unprecedented numbers of refugees entering the region, further austerity measures and the Brexit vote. With further arrivals from Syria expected soon a way ahead is needed.
Ashley Community Housing will be presenting our groundbreaking approach to refugee resettlement and integration at this event, revealing how to rethink refugees as assets rather than liabilities.
Our Rethinking Refugee programme helps refugees get into employment more quickly, saving money as well as benefiting the economy and individuals. We have been working in the West of England since 2008, and in that time have successfully resettled over 2000 individuals from refugee backgrounds in Bristol and the West Midlands.
Confirmed agenda below:
12:00-12:30 - Arrival & Refreshments - Lunch is provided
12:30-12:35 - Welcome
Eileen Means (Vice Chair, Ashley Community Housing)
12:35-13:05 - A New Perspective on the Resettlement and Integration of Refugees
Fuad Mahamed (CEO, Ashley Community Housing) and Richard Thickpenny (Business Development Manager, Ashley Community Housing)
13:05-13:35 - Discussion Session
Chair: David Jepson (Director, Himilo Training)
13:35–13.40 - Next steps / closing remarks
Cllr. Tim Warren (Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council)
13:40–14.00 - Networking