SAHARA Project works with CERI women and girls. CERI is the acronym replacing BAME, which means Communities Experiencing Racial Inequalities. SAHARA is funded by the Henry Smith Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation, designed to work with CERI women and girls who have been survivors of Domestic violence and abuse (DVA). The service provides 1:1 outreach support and group work. We offer counselling, buddy support and community navigation as a part of a journey to the survivors who access and complete outreach and group program.
SAHARA runs a weekly women's drop-in where you can enjoy lunch and get information and advice about legal matters, benefits, housing issues, employment and skill clinics and well-being activities. It is available for all women. More information is here.
SAHARA offers various term-time group work courses (crèche available) to women aged 16+ and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse, which runs throughout the year. We offer one group in a different language per term.
The support offered aims to build confidence, self-esteem, and awareness of domestic abuse and the impact of domestic abuse on women and children in a safe and supportive environment.
Our service is inclusive for people with different needs at different times and circumstances, including disability or LGBTQ+.