‘THERE IS NOTHING LIKE MARRIAGE, FOR TWO WHO LOVE ONE ANOTHER’

ASYLUM SEEKERS SUPPORT

People seeking refuge from war or persecution can find themselves in desperate need of help. For those who arrive in this part of the North West, we aim to provide that support wherever we can.

 

Our staff and volunteers will start by understanding each individual’s needs, which will very often be practical considerations relating to things like accommodation, paperwork, translation services, children’s education or getting back in contact with family members.

 

We offer a secure, non-judgemental environment where displaced people can feel safe and supported. Once we know their needs, then our highly trained teams can begin to help organise whatever is needed. Examples might include:

 

  • Food parcels
  • Donated clothing
  • Hygiene products
  • Accommodation advice
  • Help with translation / interpretation
  • Support with official paperwork and applications
  • Introductions to the local area and local facilities
  • Religious support and advice
  • Free children’s education
  • Access to phones and computers
  • Wednesday drop-in meetings

 

No one ever wants to lose their home or to be driven out of their own country but the sad fact is that it happens. There are many asylum seekers in the Blackburn area and, historically, they have received very little support. However, we are here to step in and to assist however we can, and we’ve found that a little kindness goes a long way.

CAN YOU HELP?

We believe we can do more – but to do it, we need more volunteers. If you think you could help, even if it’s just for one afternoon a week, we’d be very happy to hear from you.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Hope & Help is a calm, non-judgemental place to come for help, advice and inspiration. Whatever you need, from marriage and faith advice, to help with challenging subjects like drugs and alcohol, family conflict or bereavement, we are here.

TERMINAL ILLNESS SUPPORT

Being diagnosed with a terminal illness can be the biggest challenge in a person’s life. We offer free, personal support to share worries and concerns, to advise on practical issues, and to provide comfort when it’s needed. Most importantly, we ensure that no one need ever face this challenge alone.

MARRIAGE SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE

We provide a caring, supportive and non-judgemental environment to help you overcome any challenges in your marriage. We also offer a Muslim spouse introduction service and pre-marriage courses for husbands and wives to be.

DRUGS & ALCOHOL SUPPORT

Alcohol and drug abuse can have a terrible effect on families. We offer advice about how to talk to children about staying safe, and a range of support services to help people who may be suffering in silence. This includes signposting to expert professional help.

BEREAVEMENT
SUPPORT

The loss of a loved one can feel crushing, but being able to call upon support can really help. Starting from an Islamic perspective, we offer a free and confidential bereavement support service. Our trained volunteers can help with practical arrangements and offer family support and guidance as you deal with your grief.

REVERT MUSLIM SUPPORT PROGRAMME

If you are interested in Islam or simply curious about what being a Muslim means, we will happily answer all your queries. Our qualified scholars are there to help people, whatever their interest or whatever stage they have reached in their personal journeys.

ISLAMIC WILLS
& INHERITANCE

Islamic Law sets out clear rules that determine how a Muslim estate is to be divided between the heirs of the deceased. Our team of scholars offers expert support in working out the Islamic shares of the estate, and can also assist with will-writing and bequests.

FAMILY
COUNSELLING

Family relationships can sometimes be problematic, but our counselling service helps people to stay connected.  Ours is a bridge-building role and we help family members to talk, to share concerns and to address any problems together, as a strong and supportive unit.

ASYLUM SEEKERS SUPPORT

People seeking refuge from war or persecution can find themselves in desperate need of support. Wherever we can, we provide that support, offering everything from food parcels to interpretation and translation services; from local area inductions to free children’s education.

CLIENT
TESTIMONIALS

At Hope and Help we endeavour to make each clients journey comfortable and memorable. Our ethos is based on value, integrity, and trust as the matters we deal with are very personal and private.

RESOURCES FOR
THE COMMUNITY

We aim to offer useful resources to the community, these are available in various formats; download, click and collect or have them delivered direct to your door

SISTERS SUNDAY
(SHABABAH)

A dedicated service for women to come together to look at the problems we are facing in the community. Focusing on several age ranges from 13- to 16- year-olds, 16 to 25 and above 25 years of age