Shantona Introduces Older Woman’s Worker

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Shantona LogoShantona has recently recruited an Older Women’s Worker, Nahila Dawood who will work with South Asian women aged 50+ from the Harehills area of Leeds.

We are really excited about this project as Shantona has been trying to meet gaps in services for 50+ women for quite some time.

About the Project

The project was carefully designed by local women as a result of direct consultation taking into consideration cultural, language, social economic, religious values of the target audience, hence breaking down barriers to access and participation

As part of Nahila’s role she will be providing stimulating, culturally sensitive activities to reduce social isolation and build friendships.

Weekly activities will range from lunch club every Friday, outings, arts and crafts activities, walking and anything else ladies may wish to do.

Nahila will be visiting women in the community, particularly targeting women from the Bangladeshi community. So watch this space…


If you would like further information please contact Nahila on (0113) 249 7120 |

Shantona is grateful to People’s Health Trust for the funding support. Without them this project wouldn’t be possible.

By |Health & Care, Older People
2017-02-06T13:39:03+00:00 28th April 2016|Comments Off on Shantona Introduces Older Woman’s Worker

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Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.