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AanchalWomen’s Aid

A safe place where people find hope, so they can believe and say, ‘I matter.’ We provide practical support and services, helping people who face challenging life situations.
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Trusted by more than 40,000 women, all around the world.

Our Services


UK’s longest-running helpline, uninterrupted since 1995

Advice & advocacy

Advice on financial, legal, housing, immigration and welfare rights

Immigration support

Support for non-British citizens here on visas with no recourse to public funds

Knowledge and Resilience Programmes

Providing access to learning and skill sharing opportunities. Tailored sessions for managing homes, mindfulness and resilience.

Children and Young People Services

Providing a unique and holistic service designed to support children and young people who may otherwise not have opportunity to disclose how they feel or what their needs are.

About Aanchal Women's Aid

For nearly 40 years, we have supported over 40,000 women, men and children to live a comfortable and fulfilling life free from abuse. We provide emotional, practical support and services to help people who face challenging life situations to understand their rights and make informed and positive life choices.
Hear Carolyn's story. She describes how the abuse at home became worse when she had children and the journey she took with Aanchal to keep herself and her children safe.

We are building a community to support women.

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Aanchal's e-Learning and Resources Hub

The e-Learning area is being developed to host a series of online courses, events, coping strategies, and tools.
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Aanchal's Conversations

In memory of two children who died because of domestic abuse

Just a moment of 2 minutes of silence in your day, to remember people who have died because of domestic abuse.  Further impact on family members affected is real and devastating.  At this point, we become powerless to help.   Perhaps the power may be in our actions to ensure there are no more deaths because […]
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How 27-Year- Old Gurpreet fled a forced marriage….

"I still remember that feeling of butterflies in my stomach and my heart beating really fast. There was no knowing what her family would have done if they had any indication she was trying to leave." A survivor of forced marriage with an incredible story to tell inspiring women to have the willpower to leave... […]
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Aanchal Women’s Aid Thanks The Tudor Trust for the £2,000 Wellbeing Fund

We would like to thank The Tudor Trust for the £2,000 Wellbeing Fund for Aanchal Women's Aid staff. We truly appreciate it.
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The Pandemic and our Digital Journey Transforming Lives in New Ways

Transforming how we work, live, reimaging a new future together with our service users and funders.
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My Healing Journey with Chai Chat Therapy (Monday Sessions) – Samea

Chai Chat Therapy is a weekly virtual support group run by an experienced therapist. Through facilitated weekly 1.5 hour online sessions we will provide women with therapeutic support, guidance, information, and connecting women to further support. Samea shared her 'Healing Journey with Chai Chat Therapy'.
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Our Impact

People supported on our 24/7 helpline each month

Women and children supported last year

Would recommend Aanchal to a friend
We rely on your donations to support women. 100% of your money goes towards supporting domestic abuse victims.
PLEASE DONATE TODAY and help us save lives and build safer futures for those we support.
Aanchal works 365 days a year to support thousands of women, men and children in London and around the UK who are or have been experiencing domestic abuse and other forms of gender based violence. There is so much we can do with your support.
All donations will help towards:
Emergency accommodation
Emergency travel
Toiletries pack
Children’s comfort and play pack
Hot meals
Therapeutic care

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We support the NHS on domestic abuse referrals.
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