Jewish Care

Little bubalas give a lot of pleasure to elderly residents

By Daniel Sugarman, September 12, 2016

For the last year of her life, Rosie Sweet lived in a Jewish Care home in Bushey, where she was visited by her pregnant granddaughter Jenna Kay.

When her daughter Elise was born, Mrs Kay brought her along "and the residents would all get so excited to see her.


Big projects need younger donors

By Barry Toberman, August 25, 2016

Financial problems have not deterred charities from embarking on ambitious projects.


Memories that are so touching for residents

August 12, 2016

A photo album can showcase a treasure trove of memories. But with Sheree Charalampous's textured photo books, the compilation process is just as important.

Ms Charalampous has been working with residents of Jewish Care's Vi and John Rubens (Redbridge) and Clore Manor (Hendon) homes to produce tactile albums as part of the charity's creative arts development programme.


They are unpaid but priceless

July 25, 2016

From key fundraisers to meals-on-wheels providers, the breadth of Jewish Care's volunteer army was showcased at its awards night, held at the charity's Friern Barnet campus.

The age spectrum was also covered with long-time volunteers recognised alongside teenage helpers.


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.