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A few words

The Association of Blind Asians is a city wide charitable organisation for people with visual impairments. ABA is a culturally diverse group which has been running since 1989. At ABA we provide people with visually impairment the support they need to manage their condition so they can live independent and fulfilling lives.

We give our service users Information on benefits and housing they are entitled to. Liaising with adult social care to get the help they need to live independently. Any educational opportunities available to them such as Basic English and I.T skills that will not only help with everyday life but also for those looking for employment. We also have special social events for example out of city trips. We also provide health and wellbeing advice, we have regular exercise activities which include Men`s walking group and chair based exercise.


If you feel like doing something inspirational and want to help a good cause please contact ABA on 0113 210 3347 or email info@abaleeds.org.uk



To provide and deliver services which are flexible, accessible and promote choice and independence.


To provide multi-cultural services that takes account of an individual's background


To reduce stigma within communities and overcome the barriers that affect people with visual impairments.


To reduce social isolation and improve health and wellbeing of an individual.


To raise awareness of issues that affect people with visual impairment.


To support carers and families to provide information, advice and access for people with disabilities.

Our team

Azra Ali (Support Worker)

I provide information and guidance on a range of issues including benefits and the importance of eye health care. I also run group activities such as, luncheon groups and activities which promote increased physical and mental health..

Divya Khurana (Support Worker)

I provide support, advocacy and advise on welfare benefits and signposting the service users who are registered blind, partially sighted or facing sight issues due to Glau¬coma, Cataract, Diabetes or any other problems. I am facilitating 3 groups every week across Leeds..

Harjesh Bargota (IT & Information)

I work from the ABA office and I am in charge of anything related to communication within the charity. I adminis¬trate all online sources of information such as our website, Facebook and twitter. I am also the designer and author of Newsletters, Flyer`s, and annual reports. My main propose and aim is to make sure our services are noticed by those who require it.

Fawaad Lak (Men`s Health Coordinator)

Hello, my name is Fawaad and my role here at ABA is that of Men`s Health coordinator. The main aim for me is to be of assistance to our male service user regarding their health and wellbeing. I will also be aiding our male service users in Advocacy Support, one to one support, help with filling out forms and advice on Welfare benefits. We will be starting our Walking group and I look forward to meeting you all through the year..

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