Advice & Advocacy

We help women and their families to understand and access the support available to them. We help them to get their voices heard, deal with change and support them to challenge decisions where appropriate.

Artwork produced by service users describing their experience of being a woman

We are able to offer support and advocacy covering; welfare benefits, housing, education, utilities, domestic issues and signposting to other services for e.g. for immigration assistance. Asha holds the Level 1 Safer Leeds Domestic Violence Quality Mark and maintains the Matrix Standard for Information, Advice and Guidance.

Asha is a Hate Crime reporting centre. Please report any hate incidents to us.

We can also assist with; school admissions and appeals, careers advice and Job Centre appointments.

We have members of staff who speak Bengali (Sylheti dialect), Urdu, Arabic, Kurdish, Punjabi and English. Regardless of your first language, we will try to assist you.

Asha Neighbourhood Centre is a member of Advice Leeds a partnership of independent advice providers that works to ensure good quality advice is available to those who most need it. The partnership also provides valuable feedback to policymakers.

Asha is also active in the City Council’s Financial Inclusion Project.