Latest News

Keep up to date with all the latest news and developments happening at our charity. You can read some of the recent success stories and learn about the positive impacts Shantona creates within the community for families and individuals.


Shoman Adhikhar

20 Jul, 2020

Shoman Adhikhar

Shoman Adhikhar delivers customised training and employment support to ...

24 Jun, 2020

ShantonaYouth Messenger

ShantonaYouth messenger is an anonymous and confidenti...

22 Jun, 2020

Positive Body Image

 Body image is what we think and feel about ourse...

20 May, 2020

What is Kindness?

 It’s #mentalhealthawareness week and we ar...

01 Apr, 2020

A comment from our Patron

We are incredibly lucky at Shantona to have Christine ...

07 Jan, 2020

We've been working on something exciting...

Here at Shantona we have been working on something gre...

10 Dec, 2018

Welcome to our new website - Celebrating 20 years

Welcome to our new website! As part of our 20th-annive...

12 Jul, 2018

Shake up and Shape up - Boys Summer Activities

We will be running summer activities for boys between ...

12 Jul, 2018

Healthy summer play scheme for Girls 10-17

Come along to our Summer healthy playscheme, full of f...

12 Jul, 2018

Holiday Activites for girls

We will be running holiday activities for girl between...

26 Mar, 2018

Fun for the Young

On Saturday 24th March we hosted a Young Peoples Fun D...

07 Mar, 2018

An Action-Packed February

Even if it's the shortest month of the year Februa...

07 Dec, 2017

Event Review: Shantona Domestic Violence Awareness

To mark the annual worldwide 16 days of activism again...

  • 'I came to the UK five years ago that time I wasn't able to speak any English. By attending Shantona women centres ESOL courses two years at the moment I am studying GCSE English with Thomas Danby College. Also, I'm involved in childcare volunteer with Shantona. I have done ESOL entry one and two, childcare level one, let's play together, story sacks numeracy which was provided by Shantona women centre. I would like to thank Shantona for helping me improve my confidence. Also, I will suggest people like me should come to Shantona and attend the activity they are providing and support them to go further.'

    Previous service user now a volunteer worker at Shantona's creche

  • 'I used to walk past Shantona all the time without knowing what they did, until one day I was referred through social care services. I received support and realised there were other women just like me and that I wasn’t alone and my bad relationship experiences were not normal. I joined in with DV awareness raising sessions and workshops, they made such a huge difference and helped me regain my confidence enough to start speaking out about my own experiences of DV during the '16 days of action' event.'

    Adult Service User

  • 'I have learned how to stay safe online and using social media. I have become more confident to talk about my problems with my support worker and my self-esteem is increasing'

    Young People's Service User

  • 'At first I accepted that forced marriage was part of the cultural norm, but now I realise that it is wrong'

    Young People's Service User

  • 'I have seen changes in the students, the students are considering the bigger picture more and other aspects of issues affecting them. When challenged about their views or behaviour I see a more reflective student as before. I see Shantona's role as an external agency that can provide targeted intervention for groups of our young people who require closer attention. School do not have the expertise and knowledge to provide such material at the level and intensity that Shantona can.'

    Sat Hundal Deputy for Behaviour & Safeguarding Allerton Grange School

  • 'I feel much happier and confident that I’m getting my life back on track. I have started to attend groups to help expand my knowledge and make new friends.'

    Adult Service User

  • 'When the girls started to come to the girl's group all they were interested in was turning 16 and being able to get married…now they realise how important their education is and are looking to the future and thinking about going to University and getting jobs. Through informal education, we have raised their aspirations'

    Youth Worker

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