Asha offers secure, temporary accommodation for South Asian women and children fleeing violence. Women who come to us stay in accommodation called refuges, which are shared with other women who have had similar experiences. In the refuge, women have their own private rooms and share the bathroom, living room and kitchen with other residents.
We can also provide accommodation for women who have children. We have family-sized rooms and can supply cots for infants.
When you arrive, you will be assigned a Key Worker who will support you throughout your stay at Asha. She will be able to give you financial advice, emotional support and help with housing so that you can live independently.
We will accept a woman who is
threatened with or experiencing domestic and / or sexual violence.
of South Asian origin
has recourse to public funds
is 18 years and over
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer safe temporary refuge accommodation to women:
with high support, mental or physical health problems who require extensive support and supervision
who are currently dependent on drugs and alcohol and require extensive support and supervision
Women who are not of South Asian origin may be considered if we can identify substantial similarities in their culture and religion to be able to offer specialist support. Where we cannot offer our support we will try our best to refer or signpost them to other appropriate agencies.
November 29, 2020 7:44 pm local time