Jewish Care

Government accepts former Jewish Care trustee's report on charities

By Josh Jackman, October 4, 2015

The government has accepted in full a former Jewish Care trustee’s report which will bring in a new watchdog to stop charities taking advantage of vulnerable donors.

Baron Howard Leigh, the president of Westminster Synagogue and former Conservative Party treasurer who was made a Lord in 2013, co-authored the report in September, entitled ‘Regulating Fundraising For The Future’.


Photographic memories help care clients

August 27, 2015

A photography project at a Jewish Care home has helped residents to connect with the local community.

As part of the charity's creative arts programme, it partnered with inter-generational arts specialist Magic Me and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama students for the project at the Betty and Asher Loftus Centre in Friern Barnet.


The Board of Deputies calls on student volunteers to support Holocaust survivors

By Sandy Rashty, August 11, 2015

The Board of Deputies is calling on student volunteers to back its Shoah Survivor Support Project.

The organisation has described the project as a great opportunity for university and secondary school students who would like to support Holocaust survivors who are not engaged with the UK Jewish community.


Health Insights Series: We have a diabetes epidemic, but lifestyle changes can combat it

August 6, 2015

Many argue that diabetes is the public health crisis of our time and as the national clinical director for obesity and diabetes at NHS England, I am inclined to agree.


Long-serving volunteer honoured

By Josh Jackman, July 30, 2015

An 83-year-old grandmother who has given up 25,000 hours of her time to Jewish Care volunteering has received a prime ministerial award.

Barbara Waterman's Point of Light accolade recognises 45 years' service to the Stepney Community Centre, where she is volunteer co-ordinator.


Jewish Care volunteer honoured by David Cameron

By Sandy Rashty, July 23, 2015

An 83-year-old grandmother has received the Prime Minister’s Point of Light award for her voluntary work.

Barbara Waterman, from Hendon, north-west London, received the award, which recognises outstanding volunteers, for her work at Stepney Jewish Community Centre in east London – which has a declining Jewish community.


Volunteers get their moment in the spotlight at care awards

July 23, 2015

Presenting awards to some of Jewish Care's star volunteers, comedian and writer Ivor Baddiel paid tribute to those who helped his father, Colin, at the Leonard Sainer Day Centre in Edgware.

The centre supports those with dementia and Mr Baddiel said: "I know first-hand the work you do and the commitment, dedication, thought and, of course, care that goes into it.


Thousands turn out for a caring piece of cake

July 9, 2015

Jewish Care's biggest grassroots event of the year saw a record 4,500 people from London and the surrounding areas take part in its annual Great Jewish Bake Day, designed to raise awareness, involvement and, on a small scale, funds.

Cake was the unifying factor as pupils, staff, supporters, volunteers and clients - plus a dozen shops and kosher bakeries - engaged in a variety of activities link


Royal Jewish Care dinner raises over £5 million

By Barry Toberman, June 12, 2015

Jewish Care’s 25th anniversary dinner has raised a record £5.1 million.


Duke of Cambridge pays tribute to Jewish Care at charity's 25th anniversary dinner

By Barry Toberman, June 11, 2015

The Duke of Cambridge paid a glowing tribute to Jewish Care at its 25th anniversary dinner tonight.

Addressing 1,500 people at the event at Alexandra Palace, the Duke praised "the real and loving care" the charity provided to thousands of elderly and vulnerable people.

He described Jewish Care as an outstanding organisation, before wishing it "mazeltov" on its anniversary.