Useful Muslim Links: National and Community

2 April 2005

National Bodies

Asylum Aid www.asylamaid.org.uk
British Heart Foundation www.bhf.org.uk
British Lung Foundation www.lunguk.org
Charity Commission www.charitycommission.gov.uk
Citizens Advice www.citizensadvice.org.uk
www.adviceguide.org.uk
Commission for Racial Equality www.cre.gov.uk
Independent Police Complaints Commission www.ipcc.gov.uk
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants www.jcwi.org.uk
Liberty (National Council for Civil Rights) www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk
National Council for Voluntary Organisations www.ncvo-vol.org.uk
Refugee Council www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

Community Organisations

An-Nisa Society www.an-nisa.org (under contruction)

An-Nisa works in three main areas: providing services to Muslim women and their families, supporting other Muslim groups in the UK, raising awareness about the Muslim community and influencing policy development.  Service provision for Muslim women and their families includes: health and social welfare activities, advice, information and counselling on a wide range of issues, supplementary Muslim school, English language classes, ICT, and other employment and training provision courses, cultural activities

Muath Welfare Trust www.amanah.demon.co.uk

Muath Welfare Trust (MWT) was established in 1990 to play a leading role in the efforts to helping communities live in harmony with one another by developing the skills and capacity of long ignored communities, which live on the margins of British society. The dream was to start to address the basic needs of these communities to access education and training, social and recreational opportunities.  The core objectives of MWT are: to provide quality education and training opportunities for all members of the community – resulting in accredited qualifications, progression and better employment opportunities; to provide opportunities for the expression of the unique cultural heritage of the communities served and to collaborate with partner organisations and agencies to facilitate dialogue and positive relations between the various communities; facilitate social welfare services which include supported housing, welfare advice and counseling; promote healthy living and increased take-up of leisure, sports and recreation activities for all members of the community.

Islamic foundation: New Muslim Project
www.islamic-foundation.org.uk
.uk 

To assist, advise and facilitate the process of self development the New Muslims Project was established to provide support through a range of services which directly meet the needs of those interested in and new to Islam. Meeting Point a regular newsletter for those interested in and new to Islam is spiritual, educational and social in content. Through it, the readership is be informed of events and issues beneficial to their needs. 

Ocean Somali Community Association oceansomali@aol.com

To provide services to Somali and other local residents in Tower Hamlets. Our activities include: education in study support; home school liaising support; ESOL; parental training; employment training; advice and guidance; youth work; sports and community

The City Circle www.thecitycircle.com

The City Circle forms a network of professionals drawn mainly from the City of London. Its primary purpose is to harness their dynamic and unique energies by channelling them into targeted community based projects. The City Circle runs and supports several community projects including a Saturday School, Feeding London’s Homeless project, Career Forums, School Industry Days and others. The City Circle is a registered charity (Reg. No.1088931).
Since its inception in 1999, the City Circle has been hosting public networking and knowledge-sharing events in London every Friday designed to raise awareness of various social and contemporary issues. It also holds spiritual talks to nourish and feed the soul. The City Circle is an open circle for open minds. It seeks to promote practical and progressive solutions to community problems. The Circle regularly holds fundraising dinners to support, sponsor and publicise the campaigns of educational and welfare charities.

North London Muslim Community Centre www.nlmcc.org.uk

UK online centre, mental health, Surestart Centre, elderly luncheon.
Islamic Resource Centre, Birmingham Tel:0121 440 8218
Help and assistance provided for the unemployed in job searching, benefits and drop in advice centre. Provide training and education classes for the local community relating to health issues, also functioning as a resource base for information on Islam.

Amina, The Muslim Womens’ Resource Centre, Glasgow : tel: 0141 585 8026

Offers a range of confidential & culturally sensitive services including information and advice, counselling, advocacy, information seminars, befriending & volunteer programme.

Shisha, Manchester www.shisha.net

Shisha challenges prejudice by changing attitudes through education and by enabling organisations to deepen their understanding of and sensitivity to the work of south Asian artists and makers. Shisha helps to connect with new audiences and challenge the perceptions of their existing clientele.  Parampara acknowledges the need to work with south Asian artists and to develop a partnership with south asian curators and local venues in the districts of greater Manchester. Sangam celebrates the notion of urban consumption and contemplation through the exploration of childhood, toys and games. Artsouthasia is a dynamic and innovative programme of contemporary visual culture from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Amal Trust www.amaltrust.org

The main focus area of Amal Trust is to work in close partnership with the statutory, voluntary sector and organisations. Their work includes: to assist in fulfilling the religious, educational and social needs of people who are or have been in prison and relieve and rehabilitate prisoners in the United Kingdom, to assist with religious, educational and social needs of people who have come to the UK as refugees, to co-produce opportunities of career and personal development by devising educational, cultural, social, economic, religious and recreational programmes for young people, to bridge the social and cultural gap between young people, for smooth integration into the wider society, to campaign and address issues related to racial and religious discrimination.

Islamic Shar’ia Council of UK and Eire 020 8558 0581

Undertake several activities including family counselling, Islamic divorce proceedings and give decisions on Sharia matters

Moroccan Community Welfare Group www.mcwg-arqam.org.uk
Dar Al-Arqaam Association. Youth organisation, religious and social organisation and other varied activities.

Liverpool Muslim Social Al-Rahma Day Centre 0151 708 9909

Educational & Health programmes, arrange day trips, provide halal ‘meals-on-wheels’ & advocacy service.

Muslim Welfare House www.mwht.org.uk

Muslim Welfare House provide the following services: focused skills training – this included one to one support and counseling to those most disaffected, Business and Employment Support program, high quality training and “upskilling” programs, as part of the ‘MWH Women in the Workplace’ focus, in line with the ongoing Adult Education project, target socially excluded young people, and to provide culturally sensitive provision focused on education, training, health and welfare.

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