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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.