OUR VISION

Inspiring women, strengthening families, building communities

 

 

Mission

 

OUR MISSION

To inspire and empower BAME women, children, young people and families to be confident, independent and resilient.

To recognising inequalities and discrimination, challenging whenever it occurs.

Vision

 

STRATEGIC AIMS

At Shantona our key aim is to work with the following 5 areas:

  • Engaging Communities
  • Voice
  • Influence
  • Sustainable Growth
  • Talent

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OUR VALUES

 We are: Empowering, Collaborative, Inclusive, Compassionate, Accountable, Courageous

 

Why we do, what we do...

Shantona Women’s Centre is a unique service that provides women, children, young people and families with an open and transparent support system.

Our family support service offers a holistic approach to dealing with many diverse and complex issues. With over 8 languages spoken at the centre, we pride ourselves on having a multi-cultural team of workers who collectively bring together a broad range of experiences, different ideas and create a solid and knowledgeable support system for those who need it.

OUR STRENGTHS..

Multi-lingual organisation Multi-cultural organisationCombined team experience of over 100 years working in the voluntary sector Over 20 years making a difference in Leeds

What makes us different?

What makes us different?

Our support services offer a holistic approach to dealing with many diverse and complex issues. 

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Meet our dedicated team - making a difference daily in the community.

 

Our History

Our History

Since 1998 Shantona has shown how power of willingness, passion and belief can change the lives of people and attitudes within the community...

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News

Keep up to date with all that's happening here at Shantona.

Welcome to our new website - Celebrating 20 years

10 Dec, 2018

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

Shake up and Shape up - Boys Summer Activities

12 Jul, 2018

We will be running summer activities for boys between the ages of 11-15 ye...

Healthy summer play scheme for Girls 10-17

12 Jul, 2018

Come along to our Summer healthy playscheme, full of fun and exciting acti...

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  • '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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