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Shama Womens Centre

Current delivery:

Main Contact: Khudeja Amer-Sharif

Tel: 0116 2514747

Established: 1983
Staff Numbers: 11
Volunteers: 22

Shama Women’s Centre has successfully providing culturally tailored services to empower women facing multiple disadvantages from some of the most deprived areas of Leicester to become ‘socially and, economically active for over 28 years.

Since 1983 we have supported 100,000 women, helping 50,000 overcome cultural barriers; 30,000 gain accredited qualifications of which 75% have secured work.

We are the only centre in the Highfield’s area of Leicester that provides a range of activities, including accredited qualifications, mentoring support and volunteering opportunities, bereavement and domestic abuse counselling, help into work, social, health and well- being programmes, sauna and gym in a women only environment. Recognised by external quality marks. Our multi-lingual staff and registered on site Ofsted nursery help women overcome barriers to participation.

Shama Womens Centre is a member of Reaching People.