Jewish Care

Health Insights Series: Why joint exercise is a great way to keep arthritis at bay

By Dr Huw Beynon, November 26, 2015

It was the American comedian George Burns who said: "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old."

As a rheumatologist, I would agree: it is not necessarily your chronological age, but your biological age that matters.


Southend Aid Society's diamond celebrations

November 24, 2015

A diamond jubilee tea party was held to mark the anniversary of the Southend and District Aid Society.


Charities count cost of 'living wage' pay rises

By Barry Toberman, November 12, 2015

George Osborne's headline-grabbing Budget commitment to a substantially increased national living wage caught charity bosses on the hop. Four months on, Jewish Care chief executive, Simon Morris, can put a price on it in his charity's terms - and it is a high one.


Myeloma activist tells survival story

By Sandy Rashty, November 5, 2015

Judy Dewinter was a high-flying City businesswoman, heading the European product division for a major broker, Instinet.


Day centre's space probe

By Naomi Firsht, October 15, 2015

Jewish Care's Edgware and Harrow Jewish Day Centre will have to operate in reduced space as its host synagogue needs more room for its popular child-minding service.

The long-established day centre rents premises from Edgware and District Reform Synagogue for its weekday activities.


Julia remains in the party mood at 107

October 8, 2015

Hard work and respect for others are the life-affirming values of Julia Gilbert, who celebrated her 107th birthday with a party at Jewish Care's Rubens home in Gants Hill, where she has lived since 2012.

Family and civic leaders joined the birthday bash for Mrs Gilbert, a former volunteer for the charity, who received cards from the Queen, David Cameron and Boris Johnson.


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.