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Aanchal Women's Aid

Helpline: 0845 451 2547 (seven days a week, 24 hours a day)

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Category: Counselling, Domestic Violence, Ethnic Minorities, Help Lines, Sexual Abuse

Service Description:
Aanchal Women’s Aid is an organisation that supports women and their children by offering a free and confidential service for Asian women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Aanchal help in their rescue, rehabilitation and the rebuilding of their lives and their guiding principle is that they never turn away a women in need.

Services include: a telephone helpline, emotional support, group work and counselling. Aanchal also provide advice on housing, matrimonial matters, welfare rights, debt and referrals to solicitors.

Languages spoken include: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil and Urdu.