Meet Fouzia

Fouzia Shaikh | Community Development Officer (Ashton)

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What is my role?

I am Fouzia Shaikh the Community Development Officer for the Ashton Neighbourhood in Tameside. My role is involved to help, support and strengthen local community groups and voluntary organisations, through service development, resources and accessing funding opportunities. I also help individuals with resources to bring their ideas to life, helping them set up new activities.

What most excites me about this role?

I have worked for more than 30 years with communities across Tameside in various roles. I am very passionate and believe every individual has strengths and skills which make them unique. I love to see their growth, potential and further development through my support and guidance.
I have the opportunity to work with local community groups, organisations and individuals to help empower them a develop further to do things for their community and make a positive difference.

What drew me to work at Action Together?

I previously worked with Action Together in different role and had a very positive experience. I was looking for a change and this brilliant job opportunity arose and I made the decision to work again with Action Together!

My hopes for Tameside are...

I hope to see Tameside continue to be a safe place with friendly people, where local people work together to support one another and offer more to their local community.