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Nishkam Sikh Rogi Aasra (Chaplaincy Service)

NCA have an allegiance to the local and wider community, as such endeavour to work with partners and organisations to ensure that “Sarbat Da Bhalla” “The Wellbeing and Welfare of All” is sustained through providing this care to all God’s creation through Sikh Rogi Aasra (Sikh Chaplaincy).

The definition of Sikh Rogi Aasra’

  • Sikh is a disciple of the True Guru, and a carer providing support for all.
  • Rogi is a person who is ill.
  • Aasra is to provide support and care.

 

WE ARE COMPASSIONATE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY

THIS IS A FREE, IMPARTIAL AND CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE, TO BE THERE IN A TIME OF NEED

                             

TO PROVIDE:

SIKH ROGI AASRA (CHAPLAINCY SERVICES)

A Listening Ear

Emotional Wellbeing

Supportive Care

Spiritual Care

Religious Care

End of Life Care and Support

To conduct a prayer & funeral service

Bereavement Care and Support

Healing and Good Health through prayer

Befriending Service

Elderly Care

Networking with other major organisations

 

PARTNERS

Partnering and working with the NHS Trusts, Hospices, West Midlands Police, Universities and UK Sikh Chaplaincy Group, is a natural activity for us because we believe that one should always maintain a high regard for serving humanity. Our Dharam (way of life or faith) informs us that we must work for the wellbeing and welfare of all (Sarbat Da Bhalla) and this is the cornerstone of a social justice system that is underpinned by equalitarian not elitist ideologies.

 

TEAM AND VOLUNTEERS                                                   

GNNSJ (Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha) – The Sikh GURUDWARA (a sikh place of worship), our parent organisation and the NCA has supported and invested in the spiritual regeneration throughout the West Midlands and globally.  In our humble opinion, this has played an instrumental role in moulding and creating vibrant volunteers, through naam (prayer) and sewa (selfless service) the key elements into achieving the Queens’s Award 2010. We are keen to continue collaborative working with all partners.

The Nishkam Centre has co-ordinated, recruited and trained 39 committed volunteers. We value and support them in the service and outreach work they deliver to the community in need. We will continue to recruit and train new volunteers allowing them to improve their skills and knowledge through Life Long Learning and Development, providing them with Preparation for Chaplaincy from a Faith Perspective and Religious Education Level 2 and Chaplaincy and Religious Worship Level 3 training and an opportunity to serve the community.

 

THE CHAPLAINCY COMMUNITY HUB

The Chaplaincy Community Hub has been created in the centre to support and give advice to the local community. This FREE, IMPARTIAL AND CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE can be accessed via email, telephone or the reception desk at the centre.

Through training we have developed and trained the vital requirements to have individual faith chaplains in place for our service users, clients and staff. For more information about  the training and to train in Faith Chaplaincy and Religious Worship at Level 3 click here.

The faith chaplains can exercise culture sensitivity.

Serving all faith and non-faith communities.

This is a holistic service for the body, mind and soul.

The core times for the hub are 10.00am till 2.00pm Monday to Friday.

 

PLACES OF WELCOME

The Sikh Rogi Aasra has also been involved in delivering the Places of Welcome Project to the Nishkam Centre.

Every Thursday 10:00am till 12:00pm at the Nishkam Centre.

  • Befriending Service
  • With A Smile
  • Cup Of Tea And Biscuit
  • Nice Environment

Come and join us for a cup of tea and biscuit.

There are 62 Places of Welcome Centres in Birmingham. To visit the website click here.

 

 ANNUAL CHAPLAINCY FIGURES

The Chaplaincy data is produced on a monthly basis to monitor the need and value of the chaplaincy service, which produces our Annual Figures as shown below:

 

March 2010 – April 2011

Chaplaincy  Sewa  (Volunteering)

No of people seen

and supported

No of outreach visits

 

Total 642 hours

2041

420

 

March 2011 – April 2012

Chaplaincy  Sewa  (Volunteering)

No of people seen

and supported

No of outreach visits

 

Total 476 hours

2153

446

 

March 2012 – April 2013

Chaplaincy  Sewa  (Volunteering)

No of people seen

and supported

No of outreach visits

 

Total 757 hours

2691

538

 

April 2013 – March 2014

Chaplaincy  Sewa  (Volunteering)

No of people seen

and supported

No of outreach visits

 

Total 1704 hours

4585

974

 

March 2014 – April 2015

Chaplaincy  Sewa  (Volunteering)

No of people seen

and supported

No of outreach visits

 

Total 2071 hours

5807

631

 

March 2015 – April 2016

Chaplaincy  Sewa  (Volunteering)

No of people seen

and supported

No of outreach visits

 

Total 1857 hours

6911

773

HOW CAN YOU ACCESS THIS SERVICE OR VOLUNTEER                                                                           

Contact the Nishkam Centre via e mail, telephone or in person for more information about the service, support, advice, volunteering and training.

 

WORKING WITH FUNDERS AND OTHER FAITH AND NO FAITH COMMUNITIES

We are also working with funders – Near Neighbours who have been so kind to fund and support the Chaplaincy Community Hub Project at the centre, which has enabled us to develop a Level 2 Chaplaincy Course from a Faith Perspective, involving Faith Advisors from the Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Rastafarian and Sikh Faith. We are also seeking people from other communities to participate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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