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COVID-19: Preparing for a Local Lockdown
August 4, 2020August 4, 2020
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COVID-19: Preparing for a Local Lockdown

Across western Europe and the US, lockdowns in smaller regions have been enforced in response to local COVID-19 outbreaks. Unfortunately, the locations of these local flare-ups share characteristics that are prevalent amongst BAME communities in the UK. Overcrowded housing, poor living conditions, poor working environments and low socio-economic levels all point towards an increased risk...

COVID-19: The Neighbours Next Door Report
July 27, 2020August 4, 2020
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COVID-19: The Neighbours Next Door Report

The Story of Muslim Organisations Responding to COVID-19 COVID-19 has created a multi-layered crisis in societies across the world. It has been having devastating effects on those infected and their loved ones, their social life, psychological wellbeing and education, as well as having a wider effect on the health care systems, and economies globally. The...

COVID-19: Preparing For The New Normal
June 17, 2020August 4, 2020
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COVID-19: Preparing For The New Normal

With the coronavirus curve beginning to flatten in the UK, the government has begun to slowly relax restrictions. Those who work in jobs that cannot be done from the home were asked, on the 11th May, to return to work by the government. It is likely that in the coming weeks more and more workplaces...

Ethical Considerations for Muslim Charities
May 14, 2020May 21, 2020
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Ethical Considerations for Muslim Charities

The holy month of Ramadan is the most blessed month in our religion. It is a time of reflection and contemplation, where we work to reconnect with our faith, and improve ourselves and the world we live in.  In this blessed month of reflection, we look not only to how we can improve ourselves on...

How to Give Smart and Give Safe this Ramadan
May 5, 2020May 21, 2020
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How to Give Smart and Give Safe this Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is the most blessed month in our religion. It is a time of reflection and contemplation, where we work to reconnect with our faith, and improve ourselves and the world we live in.  As Muslims, we know the importance that giving to charity holds in our faith. As a Hadith...

COVID-19 Unmet Needs In The Community
April 22, 2020April 22, 2020
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COVID-19 Unmet Needs In The Community

Despite the best effort of the voluntary and community sector gaps occur in these unprecedented circumstances. This guide aims to highlight areas where support is urgently needed. The unmet need is drawn from several sources these include: MCF Mapping MCF Volunteers Group – tracking member activity Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership data and insights...

COVID-19: A Guide to Furloughing
April 16, 2020April 16, 2020
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COVID-19: A Guide to Furloughing

A practical guide on furloughing during the UK’s COVID-19 crisis This document aims to provide some practical advice on furloughing for Muslim organisations. Furloughing has been introduced by the government as part of its series of responses to the Coronavirus outbreak. The government strategy includes asking all non-essential workers to remain at home to help...

Webinar: To Furlough or Not to Furlough?
April 14, 2020April 14, 2020
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Webinar: To Furlough or Not to Furlough?

This webinar delivered on 9th April 2020, provided guidance and support for charities on the process of furloughing staff, including basic FAQ’s, strategic considerations and organisational requirements to begin the process. The webinar was delivered by – Nasir Rafiq (Chartered Accountant) and Omar Rashid (MCIPD). Facilitated by Madiha Raza (Head of WF-Aid and Trustee of...

COVID-19: Keeping Safe When Volunteering
April 13, 2020April 13, 2020
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COVID-19: Keeping Safe When Volunteering

A practical guide on how to keep safe when volunteering during the Coronavirus pandemic This document aims to provide some practical advice on how Muslim organisations can ensure the safety of their volunteers who are supporting the most vulnerable of our society during this pandemic. We are consistently reviewing the situation on the ground and...

Volunteer Webinar COVID-19
April 3, 2020April 3, 2020
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Volunteer Webinar COVID-19

Volunteers are the backbone of all charities responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Keeping them safe and enabling them to perform a role to support communities in need, with the right guidelines in place is vitally important. This Volunteer Webinar delivered by MCF with the brilliant know how and skills shared by Abdullah from Islamic Relief...