Who we are
Our Founder, Ramana spent ten years as a personal, business and charity development consultant. She Studied Hindu philosophy for the last twenty years in India and worked extensively in humanitarian projects. In 2012, she founded a charity to provide Mental Health & Well Being services for those of you living on the margins of society. We work with you if you are living on the margins of our society. e.g. BAME, LSEG, SEN, low waged, Unemployed, Ex users, Refugees, Asylum seekers, Single parents, Ex offenders, Homeless, Mental illness, LGBTQ2+
Ramana, and her family started their first homeless project in 2001 with their own children feeding the homeless in Manchester. This project soon grew until they were feeding 300,000 meals per year in Manchester. They then started their weekend school in inner city Manchester providing free classes in self esteem, confidence and positive values. This project now runs globally and has reached thousands of children all over the world. All these projects were funded by their own personal income. And they soon realized they had limited resources, and wanted to be able to reach and support more people.
So, the family created a charity which is now Shiva Trust charity.
Shiva Trust charity now has an amazing team of trustees, members, staff and volunteers who work hard to support the charitable projects; but also to help it to grow and expand to reach more people.
Shiva Trust is dedicated to improving lives, especially those who are are living on the margins of society.