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Listen: Bristol Unpacked on welcoming refugees amid the culture wars, with Fuad Mahamed, Ashley Community Housing CEO

The man who founded Ashley Community Housing discusses navigating the fraught political landscape of immigration.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Arriving to the UK in 1998 as a refugee from Somalia, Fuad Mahamed soon left behind a former career as an engineer to work on his passion: supporting people, like himself, who had newly entered the UK – often fleeing war and oppression.

Founded by Fuad in 2008, in St Paul’s, Ashley Community Housing (ACH) is an organisation that leads on the integration and support of refugees and asylum seekers. It has offices both in Bristol and the West Midlands.

But with immigration often at the heart of culture-war debates, how has Fuad navigated a fraught political context both personally and professionally? Join Neil for an in-depth conversation with one of Bristol’s newly appointed International Ambassadors.

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