Roshni - Asian Women's Reseource Centre
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Roshni Sheffield Asian Women’s Resource Centre is a city wide resource centre for South Asian women in Sheffield.

The aim of the Centre is to advance the welfare and education of Asian women in Sheffield. We Currently provide a range of activities and services including: advocacy support, training and learning opportunities, help for women seeking employment, support and mentoring for young women, support for carers, support on issues of safety and security for older women and social and recreational opportunities.

Background to Roshni
Roshni which means ‘light’ is a not-for-profit charity. It was set up in 1992 to address the needs and aspirations of Asian women living and working in Sheffield. Asian women are regularly cited in research as a minority group experiencing multiple barriers and disadvantage. The women are often experiencing isolation because of cultural re-adjustment, racial prejudice and urban deprivation. They are also disadvantaged by  low self-esteem, lack of self confidence, a lack of information about the workings of society and by a lack of knowledge of social agencies and how best to use them.

Roshni centre aims to create a dedicated facility in Sheffield for the delivery of new and innovative services, which complement existing provision and improve access to mainstream services. The principal objective being to empower Asian women to identify their own needs, create their own solutions and make their own choices so that they have lasting improvements to the quality of their life, and take up social and economic opportunities available to them. The centre’s role is that of a facilitator; a bridge for women to access mainstream opportunities.

Roshni is governed through a management committee composed of women of South Asian origin, who come from various work backgrounds, including service user members. Our current management committee chair is Dina Martin, Headteacher of Firshill School in Sheffield.

Roshni is a charity organisation funded partly by the Sheffield City Council, with the rest of the funding coming from a number of charitable trusts and grant making bodies. Roshni gratefully accepts donations by individuals. To make a donation please contact us.

Partnership Working
Roshni Sheffield has good working relationships and partnerships with organisations across the city from both the public and voluntary sector. We are part of a number of multi-agency initiatives and programmes to raise awareness of the needs of the Asian Community and work together to help meet that need. We are always keen to take up new initiatives in collaboration with other organisations. Please contact us, if you have any new ideas/suggestions or would like to undertake any joint work with Roshni.

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  Tel : 0114 250 8898
444 London Road, Sheffield S2 4HP
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