Croydon is the second highest populated borough in London with over 385,000 residents; there is a large Muslim community accounting for more than 8% of the total population.
COSARAF Foundation has made a multi-year grant to support local, Muslim mums in Croydon through Home-Start Croydon’s Mum’s Space programme.
Mum’s Space primarily focusses on providing a safe, confidential, social environment to facilitate open, honest conversations: promoting personal growth, sharing knowledge and experience and encouraging inclusivity and integration with the wider community.
Home-Start Croydon has seen that the Muslim mums they are working with had become isolated and not accessing the services they are entitled to. In particular there are common difficulties with loneliness, stress, not having any reason to leave the home and feeling excluded from, or misunderstood by, their communities.