Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Public Impact

Mushkil Aasaan continues to promote a strong citizenship-based culture of involvement and social responsibility through a range of activities and forums. We continue to strengthen our support networks and links within the wider diverse communities of South London. The importance of developing a shared understanding and cooperation between statutory and secular communities cannot be emphasized enough. Consultancy to Co-Professionals and Community representation to statutory services remains a key objective in highlighting unmet needs.

IIP notes that ‘Mushkil Aasaan has a very friendly, positive culture and people throughout the organisation enjoy working there and appear to be loyal and dedicated.’ As ever, much of our accomplishments this year could not have been achieved without the continued dedication, and commitment of our Careworkers, Volunteers, Trustees, Management Board, and Office-Based Support Team.

The daily complexities and challenges of coordinating an effective ongoing development Project, such as Mushkil Aasaan, remains for the most part in the hands of Naseem Aboobaker our Project Director and Bernadette Khan our Consultant Social Worker, both of who work tirelessly beyond the call of duty for the Communities we serve.

To name but a few accomplishments in the last year:

¬ 100,000 hours of Domiciliary Care throughout the year.

¬ Employment and Training for at least 100 Careworkers.

¬ At least 20 hours per week of Counselling, Casework and Advocacy Support.

¬ Over 50 hours weekly of Volunteering and Crisis Support,

¬ At least 350 Users weekly of Support Groups,

¬ Community, Professionals, and Statutory Services Consultations, Activities, Seminars and Events.

We remain passionate about our work and support to the families and communities we serve. Our success lies in our ethos of our commitment to address unmet needs with a holistic model of support that promotes best value.

Across a spectrum of very complex and unmet needs, our early interventionist practice model of assessment and support reduces the call later on costlier statutory services. This model of delivery must make significant and huge saving for the local authority and indeed the public purse, while reducing inequalities.

Our support groups, volunteering and career development impact on reducing isolation, promoting well-being and reducing dependency on welfare rights.

Furthermore our Domiciliary Care Services enable the elderly to remain in their homes and reduce the demands on hospitalisation and other statutory health and social care services.