The Asha Women’s Centre is a women only community project offering a safe, non-judgmental environment for vulnerable women in Worcestershire to access a wide range of community resources that will improve both social and economic proficiency and participation, as well as raise levels of emotional competence. We aim to enable and empower women to tackle problems that may contribute to isolation and social exclusion.
Location Asha is based in a well-equipped and spacious building in a central Worcester location, an environment which in itself can have a positive impact on a sense of well-being. There are good transport links from surrounding areas and other Worcestershire towns by train and bus. There is disabled access, including a disabled toilet on the ground floor.
Asha helps women to address their problems and achieve their potential by offering a starting point from which to achieve personal development and improved economic stability. The ethos of the Centre is normalisation, and enabling women to take control of their lives is an objective for all.
The most common problems are isolation, lack of confidence, depression, phobias, domestic violence and abuse, housing issues, lone parenthood, substance misuse, lack of family support, financial problems and reliance on benefits. The Asha Centre helps women to address these issues through services provided on-site as well as helping them engage with other agencies for assistance.
We offer a range of resources and support interventions which encompass advice, support and educational and employment opportunities that engage women and support them to rebuild their lives.