What we do
Anah Project provides multilingual support for women experiencing any form of domestic abuse.
We understand the damaging effect of domestic abuse. Abuse can leave women with little or no financial or personal freedom.
We aim to educate women on their human rights, increase their confidence and self-esteem and regain their independence. We do this by delivering support that focuses on a woman’s individual needs.
We provide information and practical support on:
Our refuge is a safe house where women are supported and secure, can explore their feelings and discuss their future plans. Support staff are on site to help women with their recovery.
The refuge features:
- three bathrooms
- a large lounge
- a large kitchen divided into halal and non-halal sections
- a utility room with a washing machine, a dryer and ironing facilities.
You can view photos and a video of our refuge here
My keyworker helped me to build my confidence and now I’m a full-time student studying my A-levels
We offer help, advice and support as soon as you contact us. We accept self-referrals as well as referrals from agencies. Some women contact us just to seek advice and support over the phone (0845 960 6011). Those needing a bed at the refuge are either given a space, or if no space is available, are referred to alternative suitable support services.
Each woman is assigned a support worker, who will support her from crisis point through to recovery and moving on. Women also receive personalised support after they have left the refuge. We do this in-house and through our trusted external training providers.
Training, education and employment
Once a woman feels settled and ready to consider education or training, we offer many refuge-based training activities as part of the personalised support and recovery program.
Each woman has her own individual journey, from accessing ESOL classes to improve her English to building on previous education to enter into employment.
Our in-house training sessions support women into training and education outside of the refuge. This is especially important for those returning after a long time away from education, who have been prevented from accessing education in the past or who have no previous qualifications or training.
Many women go on to access external accredited courses, thanks to our excellent relationships with local training providers, community centres, schools and colleges.
Our in-house training covers topics such as:
- embracing equality and diversity
- moving on
- building confidence and self-esteem
- crime prevention
- online safety
- self-development & exercise
- healthy relationships
- mental wellbeing
- life skills
Health and wellbeing
At Anah Project, there is great importance on looking after your own health and wellbeing. The project doesn’t just provide emotional support through counselling and one-to-one sessions. We also encourage women to enhance their own wellbeing through physical activities such as Zumba and walking.
We support women of all abilities – there is always something new to try.
We encourage women to engage in social activities and events to overcome any isolation, loneliness or depression they may be feeling. We help women focus on their needs, turning negative impact into positive outcomes and empowering them to rebuild their lives with confidence.