We provide essential services to the most hard to reach communities that do not have access to facilities until they develop severe or serious health problems. This year we have provided services to the community that have improved well-being, promoted healthy choices, given access to health services and ensured equality in the local society.


In order to deliver these services we have developed strong partnerships with many health associations including NHS Leeds, Chapeltown GP Surgery, Just Fitness, Leeds City Council, Ministry of Food, Change 4 Life, Job Centre, Zest and Feel Good Factor to name a few. Through working with various, relevant statutory and voluntary organisations, we have opened up the chance to integrate into the wider community; as well as created education and employment related opportunities. We have also catered our services to meet the communities' physical, social, emotional needs and have run cultural/religious training programmes that raise awareness amongst professionals.


Who we have served


Future Plan

We would like to continue developing our partnership with various organisations to deliver the best services to the most vulnerable women, children, young people and families. Shantona has vast knowledge and expertise in delivering the services and would like to:

  • Further develop our Food Tools, which is currently available in 8 languages
  • Engage in partnerships with various consortia
  • Increase opportunities to work closely with partners to provide more complementary services that engage the most disadvantaged communities
  • Reduce the health risks which are common within the local communities

If you would like more information about how our healthcare provisions have helped the community or are interested in becoming a partner organisation then click here to contact us.

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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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