DUE TO CORONAVIRUS AND FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES WE ARE NOW ONLY ABLE TO DISTRIBUTE FOOD FROM THE ENTRANCE OF ASHA ON THURSDAYS FROM 10:30AM UNTIL 12:30PM. WE ARE ALSO DELIVERING FOOD TO FAMILIES TO ST1 & ST6 AREA ON MONDAYS AND TO ST3 AND ST4 AREA ON THURSDAYS. FOR ANY ISSUES CALL LYDIA ON 07914 117449 OR GODFREY ON 07429 007234. MORE SUPPORT AVAILABLE BY PHONE.

Asha supports asylum seekers to live in safety and with dignity. We promote the social integration of asylum seekers and refugees.

If you wish to offer your support to asylum seekers or think you can benefit from our services, please get in touch or come and find us at The Asha Centre, Unit 7, Cooper Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4DW.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

It was with a heavy heart that Asha bowed to the inevitable and closed except for two hours a day on two days a week. This is so the 100+ men, women and families who call each week for food can continue to do so. At present Asha has not been able to buy-in supplies

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Community Safety for Asylum Seekers 28 February 2020

Introduced and facilitated by Godefroid, fifteen Asha users divided into two groups and were asked to identify acceptable and unacceptable behaviour ‘back home’ contrast this with what may be acceptable or unacceptable here in the UK.  Alcohol and drunkenness, sexual consent, rape, grooming and touching as well as sexual identity and trans gender issues were

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Drummers delight at Leek Concert Saturday 7 March 2020

Trinity Church Leek has long been a supporter of Asha and was delighted to invite our African drummer friends to contribute to a concert in aid of Act21, a local charity which provides services for young people in the area. Their playing and singing was enthusiastically received and resulted in an impromptu session with one

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ESOL training event success 26 February 2020

Keele Language Centre, in conjunction with ASHA North Staffordshire, successfully hosted an ESOL training event on Thursday 20 February 2020 led by John Sutter, Director of Learning Unlimited (specialist in ESOL/ELT and Literacy Education) and funded by the Education and Training Foundation. The event was well attended with representation from a majority of the local ESOL

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Keele University Medical Students on Placement February 2020

For several years, Asha has welcomed four second year medical students on a  community placement for a minimum of 22 hours.  Starting with an induction about Asha’s services, policies and procedures the students meet with newcomers to our country and to Stoke and hear something of what they have endured to get here.  This year

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