Making a new life in a different country can be challenging. Which is why we’re here to help.
We provide detailed advice on a range of matters to help get you settled.
Islam teaches us specific methods by which to deal with the passing of our fellow human beings.
There are rules by which we have to conduct appropriate prayers, preparation and burial.
Bereaved families are not always familiar with the spiritual and legal requirements around bereavement.
At the Bolton Council of Mosques we have established a fully supported burial service for the Muslim community that meets both these requirements.
For further information please contact us on:
The Bolton Council of Mosques offers free, private, confidential and professional counselling.
Counselling is about enabling you to explore your feelings and relationships more effectively.
It gives you a chance to really look at issues in some depth and gain a more confident perspective.
Our qualified and accredited counsellors offer one-to-one counselling or therapy support counselling to those who self-refer or are referred from organisations and companies.
We work to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 'Ethical Framework for good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy'.
The Bolton Council of Mosques has teamed up with Forbes Solicitors to provide free legal advice surgeries.
You can access confidential advice on all legal aspects, including conveyancing, criminal and civil law, free of charge.
We hold surgeries every Saturday 9.30am to 12 noon at the Bolton Council of Mosque premises.
The Bolton Council of Mosques has responded to calls for a mentoring service specifically for the black and ethnic minority community.
Our project is a structured mentoring, education and recreation programme designed to respond to the needs and issues of young people — many of whom are opting out of mainstream society.
We link young people volunteer mentors who provide support and guidance.
The Bolton Council of Mosques has trained 15 women from across the local community as mentors.
We are working closely with local schools and community organisations.
There is a desperate need for BME mentors who are, arguably, better equipped to relate to BME young people and their experiences.
We are currently recruiting male mentors for this project.
No particular skills or qualifications are required but a willingness to focus on your life experiences and attitude is essential.
Please look at our volunteering section to find out about current opportunities.
Every child who attends Madrassa should be able to learn in a safe and healthy environment.
We have adopted the Every Child Matters in Madrassa approach set out by the government to ensure the well-being of children and young people.
We are committed to supporting our Mosques and Madrasas in making changes to safeguard the children in their care.
To meet the Every Child Matters framework they must:
Develop a Charter for Madrasas and Mosques to sign up to
Ensure all staff and volunteers have had a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
First Aid Training for teachers and committee members
Child Protection - Train the Trainers training
Develop an “Every Child Matters in Madrasa Safeguarding Manual”
This is on order to make sure children: