Social work: Find support at Shama

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The social work team at Shama supports and works with women and families across diverse ethnicities. Our social workers provide support and advocacy services for ethnic women and their families, especially those ones facing challenges and difficulties within the home or within larger society. Our work is client focussed and directed with an objective to create safe, violence free and empowered individuals, families and communities.


Our social work team comprises of three social workers who bring their experiences and deep understanding of cultures and ethnicities. . Ms Ailine Daisa is our Senior Social Worker and has been in the field of social work since the last 10 years. Ms Fariya Begum and Ms Nurith Divekar are part time social workers.

If you can’t speak English, don’t worry we have a multicultural team that speak several languages  and access to interpreting services if needed.


What is social work?

Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing (International Federation of Social Workers, IFSW).Social Work

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