Ashiana has over 20 years’ experience of providing refuge services for South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women.
All the women we house have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence, forced marriage, honour-based violence or other forms of violence.
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They often present with complex and multiple needs.
We provide temporary safe housing across three schemes and work intensively with women to improve safety and enable them to exit violent and abusive relationships or situations.
During their stay at Ashiana, clients are offered culturally specific support, confidential advice and advocacy regarding their legal, financial, housing and personal situation.
We designate 4 bed-spaces for women with no recourse to public funds. As they constitute some of the more destitute and vulnerable women and we support them with their housing, welfare and immigration needs.
Clients can stay at Ashiana for up to a maximum of two years and are supported in seeking alternative accommodation such as shared housing, private rented accommodation and social housing as part of an overall rehabilitative process which aims to mitigate future cases of violence against women.
Whilst Ashiana cannot guarantee access to move-on accommodation, through two-years of committing our full resources, we empower our women through education and independence to move on effectively and safely through society.