Agency Referrals

Older People's support


A culturally sensitive project primarily targeting older women of Bangladeshi heritage – secondarily targeting women from the wider diverse communities we support at Shantona. We provide a range of social, educational and recreational opportunities for older women to connect outside their family homes whilst upholding and maintaining cultural traditions and values.

  • Reduce isolation and loneliness and improve social activity
  • Aware of health issues impacting women of South Asian heritage
  • Increase physical activity
  • Eat a healthier diet
  • Improve overall health and well-being
  • Improve confidence and communication skills
  • Improve use and knowledge of digital technology

Most of the work is delivered in small group sessions at the Bangladeshi Centre Access to 1:1 support where deemed necessary and beneficial Sessions run 3 days per week – days and times to be confirmed as this is a new project

How to register

Contact staff at Shantona for a discussion about the project or make a referral via

Self-referral via the Shantona website –  get support

Agency referrals via the shantona website –  agency referral

For agency referrals you will need to contact Shantona for a username and password to access the system.

Contact details for more info

Name:  Shafia B Ali

Contact Number: 0113 249712007950448417

Email Address: