Manchester Fed completes Heathlands move

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 22, 2010

The considerable logistical task of moving the Federation of Jewish Services, Manchester's largest charity, to its new premises in the Heathlands Care Village will be completed by Monday.

FJS adult, children and families, social work and referrals teams will move to the ground floor of the Heathlands main building. This completes the process, after the finance, HR and IT departments moved to join Chai Cancer Care on the first floor.

Chief executive Karen Phillips says the move heralds the beginning of a flagship Jewish care organisation for Manchester.

"We are doing our best to cause as little disruption as possible to services during this period," she explained. "There may be some inevitable delay in responding to inquiries, for which we apologise. We're confident that everything will be running smoothly and efficiently within a very short period."

From Monday, there will be no reception staff at FJS' Holland Road premises to deal with visitors or callers. Inquiries will now be run from Heathlands' main building reception.

However, the twice-weekly mental health drop-in sessions and bagel brunches will continue at Holland Road.

Last updated: 4:15pm, July 22 2010