Aga Khan Social Welfare Board
The Aga Khan Social Welfare Board (AKSWB) is a volunteer organisation under the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom (UK). The Boards primary objective is to maintain or improve the Quality of Life of members of the Jamat through targeted social support systems, information and empowerment.
Child Benefit is money paid to parents or other people who are responsible for bringing up a child. You can now claim child benefit for new-borns before registering their birth. There are no specific age rules for the person making the claim. This is not a means tested benefit. Although child benefit is not taxable, you may be liable for a tax charge if you or your partner earn over £50,000.
For most of us, bereavement will be the most distressing experience we will ever face. Grief is what we feel when somebody we are close to dies. Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no normal or right way to grieve. There are various organisations which provide advice and support during these challenging times, some of these have been listed below:
What to Do if Someone dies Abroad
It can be a challenging and emotional time when someone passes away, but it may seem even more distressing if they die abroad.
Preparing for the transition back to school
If you have an illness or disability it can make life difficult and affect your income, especially if you have to give up work or cut down your hours. Having a little extra money could help you to pay for things that you need. There are various benefits which are available depending on your age and circumstances.
“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself” – Carl Jung
AKSWB have provided some strategies that may assist parents and carers to support their neurodiverse child during lockdown.
This article explains what Universal Credit is and how you may be eligible to this benefit.
The UK Government has provided guidance to those seeking benefits which has been disrupted due to coronavirus. Below is a summary of key important points.
More than one billion people around the world live with disabilities – approximately 15 per cent of humanity – but they are excluded from full participation in mainstream society by physical, social, economic and attitudinal barriers. Disability Days and other initiatives organised by the UK Jamat, show that these barriers can be overcome.
Over 900 senior members of the Jamat from around the United Kingdom participated in a Seniors Fair organised by the Aga Khan Social Welfare Board last month. The event, which took place at Watford Colosseum attracted interest from the BBC Asian Network, who reported on how the Ismaili community is helping its elderly members stay up-to-date with technological advancements.