Ashiana Network

Referral address

PO Box 816
E11 1QY

Referral phone

020 8539 0427

Referral email


Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young South Asian, Turkish and Iranian (Middle Eastern)women aged 16-35 with low to medium support needs and who are in housing need. 2 forced marriage schemes: 1 x 5 bed and 1 x 8 bed (ages 16-25), also a domestic violence project (8 bed spaces). No local connection required.

Who we cannot help

Women with children. Those who require 24 hour care and supervision from the project. Those with a history of or currently dependent on drugs or alcohol.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 35

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency.

Referral procedure

Initial contact by phone Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm. Need to speak to applicant as well as agency. If there is a vacancy and applicant meets referral criteria, place offered immediately. Referral form completed on phone.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: None
  • Maximum stay: 1 year

Support and accommodation

Support offered

3 staff on site Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm. Keywork system, weekly meetings. Care plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly. Provide short term/crisis counselling, advice on benefits, health care, education, employment, applications for rehousing and accessing legal advice. Workshops covering sexuality, domestic violence etc.

Rooms and charges

Average of £11.00pw required from residents receiving benefits.

  • Total spaces: 21


  • Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
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  • Disabled facilities: 2 out of 3 refuges have disability access.
  • Other facilities: Garden.

Rules and policies

House rules and tenure

Must attend keywork sessions, house meetings and workshops and agree to abide by confidentiality policy. No smoking allowed. Licence agreement.


Safe house - visitors are not allowed.

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Office: Leytonstone tube station - 10 mins walk.


Currently have 1 volunteer advisors, 1 volunteer counsellor. Looking for admin volunteer. Email for further information.


Food, clothes, bedding, money. Phone 020 8539 0427 or email for details.

Is this page accurate?

If you work for Ashiana Network and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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