Jewish Care

Campus rebuild is big on independent living

By Josh Jackman, July 15, 2016

Jewish Care has unveiled plans for a £22 million project to overhaul its community centre in Redbridge, including the addition of 50 independent living flats. The current premises will be demolished and replaced with a modern facility incorporating a 700-capacity auditorium.


Young bakers bring in the dough for care provision

July 15, 2016

More than 5,000 people across London and the south east have baked, iced and consumed cake to raise funds for, and awareness of, Jewish Care's services for the elderly.

Those taking part in the charity's fourth Great Jewish Bake Day included pupils from 25 schools and nurseries.


'You are the big society'

By Josh Jackman, June 27, 2016

David Cameron told 1,200 guests at Jewish Care's annual dinner that the charity is "the best of Jewish and the best of British".

But Steven Lewis, Jewish Care chairman, said that the government's decision to raise the minimum wage meant the charity needed an extra £4 million every year.


Pupils bringing back happy memories for care residents

June 17, 2016

Noah, a- nine-year-old Eden Primary pupil, reflects that "when you get talking to people, you know so much more about them than the person that you see".

It is an observation on a 10-week creative arts programme which brought pupils from the Muswell Hill school to Jewish Care's Betty and Asher Loftus Centre in Friern Barnet.


Caring husband's appealing story

By Josh Jackman, April 15, 2016

Jewish Care's Pesach appeal focuses on how its support enables an 87-year-old Redbridge man to continue to look after his wife, who has dementia and Parkinson's disease.

David and Yvonne Rein met at a Jewish club in Stamford Hill and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.


Esther, 109, is queen for the day at Stanmore home

April 7, 2016

It was nothing new for Esther Sachon to receive a birthday card from the Queen. She now has six, one for her 100th birthday and then another each year since she turned 105. The 109-year-old Jewish Care resident is believed to be the UK's 34th oldest person.


A new generation gets into the giving mood for welfare

By Sandy Rashty, April 7, 2016

Young Jewish Care supporters have raised a record £175,000 for its mental health services after learning about the growing gulf in giving between generations.


£2.50 proves rather nifty for Jewish Care centres

March 17, 2016

Kosher Deli customers have been showing their generosity by adding £2.50 to their shopping bill at its five stores in north west London to subsidise kosher meals for older people who visit Jewish Care's community centres across London and the south east.

Over the past three months shop staff have scanned the additional bar code 1,600 times for customers wishing to make a donation, raising £4,


Care campus celebrates £17m facelift

By Barry Toberman, March 3, 2016

Social Care Minister Alistair Burt has praised Jewish Care's latest major project, describing it as a model in its field.

Before addressing the formal opening of the Betty and Asher Loftus Centre in Friern Barnet, Mr Burt was shown around the campus by charity chiefs.