Project Sahara

The project is recently set-up to deliver services to South Asian visually impaired people and their carers and is funded by BID services Sensory Support Service in Leeds to provide comprehensive information sessions activities and advocacy. 


The name itself suggests ‘Sahara- Support’ the word is associated in Hindi with the meaning of comfort, or encouragement, give assistance.

As part of this project we have started two new drop-ins for Black, Asian and Minority (BAME) coping with sensory impairments


Project Sahara runs two drop in sessions every week on Tuesdays at Chapeltown BAME Centre: Reginald Terrace and on Thursday Moor Allerton Library. These sessions are very popular among service users, they get information support and friendly environment to socialize and also get advice on benefits and accessing various services/events within Leeds.


Click here for drop in times 



1-2-1 support

Advocacy support

Information and guidance

Drop in session

Aids and adaptations

Information on welfare rights

Workshops and Activities

Activities for coping with sight loss

Internet Access Workshops

Eye Health Care Sessions

Yoga Sessions

Arts and Crafts Groups

Eye Health Care Sessions

English Language Workshops

Varied health information sessions

Advocacy support

Advocacy support includes assisting service users to appointments, help with filling forms in, home visits, drop in sessions, and helping people to communicate effectively.

There may be times when you want ABA staff to speak on your behalf, or to help you make yourself understood when dealing with different organisations.

We work closely with statutory and voluntary organisations in Leeds to ensure all options of support are available.


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