Reach In

Reach In facilitates volunteer work placements for refugees within housing providers to improve refugee employment prospects, address the skills gap within housing and enables housing providers to deliver a better service to refugees.

Many refugees in the UK experience unemployment, despite being highly educated and having valuable skills. Many housing providers need skilled staff, as well as those with awareness of refugee housing and integration issues.

Reach In has been developed by HACT to fill these gaps by connecting refugees with housing providers across England for a three to six month work placement.


Reach In: For Refugees

Find out more about applying for a volunteer placement in the next phase of the Reach In programme.

Visit 'Reach In: for Refugees'.


Reach In: For Housing Providers

Thinking of hosting a refugee work volunteer?  Find out all the information you need about the programme and what you will be required to do.

Visit 'Reach In: for Housing Providers'.

Reach In: Case Studies

Read first-hand accounts of what it's like for a refugee taking part in the Reach In programme.

Go to the Reach In case studies



Reach In - Facts and Figures 

  • To date, nearly 100 refugee volunteers have successfully completed Reach In.
  • 55% of participants were educated to degree level or above before beginning their work placement and another 35% were educated to the equivalent of A-Level standard.
  • Nearly 20% of those have secured paid employment within housing and related organisations following the placement. 10% of volunteers were employed by their host organisation.