The Shama Women’s Centre in Highfields is a brilliant organisation that provides services and support to women throughout Leicester.
By offering training opportunities, such as NVQ and ESOL courses, and a range of other services like supporting new mums to breast feed, Shama helps women, particularly from disadvantaged communities, to improve their lives, develop their skills and integrate with the wider community.
I was at the Shama Centre on Friday, talking to the women who use the services, and the staff who provide them. I was particularly impressed by the warm and welcoming in-house crèche, which has been crucial to the Centre’s success.
I am extremely proud, and honoured, to be the patron of the Shama Centre and I look forward to celebrating their 25th birthday in February next year.