What We Do

Offering support and building confidence

Established in 1998, the Shantona Women’s Centre originally offered help and support for women of the Bangladeshi community to build their confidence and independence. Today, the centre has grown into a diverse, multi-cultural organisation offering women and young children an open, transparent service that builds upon their skills and helps bridge the gap between societies.

Breaking down barriers

Shantona is a well-integrated, multi-service agency that supports vulnerable women and children through re-establishing them into the community. Our team is a respected and renowned voice within the Bangladeshi community and we have helped to break down language/communication barriers to combat ignorance and educate the wider society.

Muli-lingual organisation

With 8 different languages spoken at the centre our culturally diverse team of staff has broad knowledge, experience and an understanding that allows us to meet the needs of our target audience. This expertise aided our achievement of the Duke of York Community Initiative Award for our contribution to the community.

Diverse range of services

At Shantona, we are always developing our services to ensure that those who need us most get the best possible care and support that is tailored to their individual needs. We offer a diverse range of services that increase community cohesion and to fit into the wider agenda. We have further developed our services and are now working towards reducing inequality in health, running parenting/family support programmes and helping the long-term unemployed return to work.

If you would like to talk to Shantona about what we do and the services we provide then please click here to contact us or call 0113 249 7120