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Asha means hope.


We provide support and promote social inclusion for asylum seekers and refugees.

Giving help. Planting hope.

Since 2005, Asha has helped men, women and children seek refuge from persecution. We actively promote social inclusion for asylum seekers and refugees. Each year, we help more than 900 people from almost 50 different countries. On average, 600 people access our services each and every week.

Our staff are experienced in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable, excluded and discriminated members of the community.

People Supported Weekly
From 50 Different Countries
Meals Distributed Annually

How we can help

Asha exists to help the most vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in our community. Here’s what we can provide…

Our Services

From legal advice to mental wellbeing, our services provide the holistic support and guidance people need to leave crisis and begin to live safely.



Free hot meals, served and shared between service users, volunteers, staff and members of the local community.



From sport to socialising, these fun and enjoyable sessions are designed to promote physical and mental wellbeing.

Mental health awareness week

Mental Health Awareness Week is an ideal time for us all to think about mental health. It’s also a time to tackle stigma and find out how we can create a society that prevents mental health problems from developing in the first place. Take a look at the slides below from BBC Children in Need. Pudsey’s removed his bandana to show that some issues aren’t visible on the outside. But conversations can help keep a child’s mental health on track.

Click the button below for tips and tools.



If something has happened at the centre that’s worth knowing about, you’ll find it here.


Short monthly snippets of the key happenings in and around the centre.

Our supporting funders & partners

Asha is core funded by the National Lottery Reaching Communities programme – and many other fantastic organisations also support the work we do…

Change a life today

Asha is in constant need of support to help the growing number of asylum seekers and refugees in need. Help transform someone’s life by making a donation or becoming a volunteer.

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