Creating families...raising children...staying together and growing together. It should all be so simple. However, these days media pressures, alcohol and drugs, the temptations of adultery, and quirks of the British tax and benefits system make it harder and harder to keep families together.
How much harder, then, is it for Muslims, with their added cultural and religious factors, to keep their families intact?
UNITY Family Services is Scotland's first and only family guidance and support charity aimed specially at the Muslim community. We provide solutions that go beyond marriage guidance. We help with marriage and family issues whilst at the same time respecting religious principles and practice.
According to research, the cost of family breakdown in Britain is now well over £20 billion pounds a year. The toll in human terms is even worse. Those who have experienced a broken family are,
75% more likely to fail at school
70% more likely to have addiction issues
35% more likely to be unemployed
70% of young offenders come from lone-parent families.
Since the launch of Unity Family Services in 2009, we have been working with over 100 families and couples each year. This has all been achieved with limited funds and resources. Unity could do so much more with additional support. Please help us to support Muslim families to survive today’s challenges, by making a one-off payment or a regular donation.