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.

Guide to Universal Credit
Guide to Universal Credit
8 April 2020

This article explains what Universal Credit is and how you may be eligible to this benefit.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Benefits
Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Benefits
31 March 2020

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.

Disability Awareness Day at the Ismaili Centre, London attracted a large cross-section of the Jamat, who took part in workshops and activities to discuss disability and mental health sensitivities.
Disability Awareness Day at the Ismaili Centre, London attracted a large cross-section of the Jamat, who took part in workshops and activities to discuss disability and mental health sensitivities.
Dismantling the barriers of disability
Dismantling the barriers of disability
4 April 2014

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.

Participants at the Seniors Fair learn new exercise routines to improve their health and wellbeing.
Participants at the Seniors Fair learn new exercise routines to improve their health and wellbeing.
Ismaili Seniors in the UK learn new skills and reconnect at annual fair
Ismaili Seniors in the UK learn new skills and reconnect at annual fair
16 July 2012

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.

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