Sahara Project

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About The Project

The project has been recently set up to deliver services to BAME visually impaired people and their carers. The Sahara Project 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, or giving 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 a friendly environment to socialise and also get advice on benefits and accessing various services/events within Leeds.


Sahara drop in sessions:


Every Tuesday,

13:00 – 15:00.

Fredrick Hurdle Day Centre (BAME Health & Wellbeing Hub),

Reginald Terrace, Leeds, LS7 3EZ.

Dance Exercises

Every Thursday,

11:00 – 11:30.

Hosted online.

Workshops and Activities:

Advocacy Support:

Advocacy support includes assisting service users to appointments, helping them fill out forms, 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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