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Jewish Care Pearls of Wisdom

By Jennifer Lipman, April 4, 2011
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A short film featuring some elderly advice on life, love and more created by Jewish Care.

The charity’s “Pearls of Wisdom” campaign wants to challenge how the younger generation sees elderly people.

More information about 'Pearls of Wisdom' here


Donated home gets a £1.5m revamp

By Jessica Elgot, March 31, 2011

A new West Hampstead home with a £1.5m refurbishment has been opened by Jewish Care for residents with long-term mental health problems.

Officially opened last week in the presence of the Chief Rabbi, Sidney Corob House on Fortune Green Road was donated by Elizabeth Corob, who owned the previous Westmount Jewish residential care home on the site with her husband Sidney.


Lord Neuberger's legal legacy

February 24, 2011

Master of the Rolls Lord Neuberger brought Jewish Care supporters up to speed on relevant legal issues when he addressed the charity's legacy event at BDO's central London offices.


Nick Clegg helps to raise £50K for Jewish Care

February 7, 2011

The Deputy Prime Minister was the guest speaker at Jewish Care's Business Breakfast. He spoke to the 270-strong audience at the Mansion House about the economic, social and political challenges that the Government faces. He went on to praise the work done by Jewish Care. "It is inspiring to hear how so many Jewish Care volunteers and staff are helping people in a way that puts their community and their wishes front and centre." The event raised £50,000 for Jewish Care.

Photos: John Rifkin



Educating at care campus

February 3, 2011

Expanding the range of activities at its £44 million care campus in Golders Green, Jewish Care is launching a series of five-week courses at the end of February.

In partnership with The Institute, an East Finchley-based adult education specialist, the charity is offering courses ranging from Hebrew calligraphy to Pilates.

Head of community centres Robin Jacobs said: "Our vision is for the campus to be a hub of communal life from early in the morning until late in the evening.

"This partnership starts our journey to that reality."


Nick Clegg puts recovery on menu

By Jessica Elgot, February 3, 2011

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg outlined the problems the coalition government must tackle when he addressed a Jewish Care business breakfast on Tuesday.

Mr Clegg gave an off-the-cuff talk and took questions from some of the 270 guests in the Egyptian Hall of London's Mansion House.

Although focusing largely on economic issues, he also spoke about a range of key issues facing the coalition, such as the lack of mobility in British society and the need to restore trust in politicians after the expenses scandal.


Age-old questions discussed with Jewish Care

By Robyn Rosen, November 18, 2010

More than 80 people from 22 United Synagogue communities attended a conference on the challenges of ageing, organised jointly with Jewish Care.

The event included workshops, expert speakers and group discussions about new programmes and services.

"Being older in 2010 is very different than it was in the past," said Candice Woolfson, director of US social action arm, Chesed.

"We want to make sure we offer the services our older members want and need. This conference provided a forum to hear their views."


Labouring for £241,000

By Leon Symons, November 11, 2010

The man who helped engineer the New Labour project told more than 600 business leaders and opinion formers what Labour needed to do to be re-elected.

Lord Mandelson, who was business secretary in the last Labour administration, said there were certain things that had to be aligned and perfect for the project to succeed.

"Any successful brand, whether in business or politics, needs the product, the service and the offer," he said at the Jewish Care Topland Group business lunch at Grosvenor House in Central London last week.


Elderly not valued by the young

By Robyn Rosen, November 11, 2010

Less than 50 per cent of young people feel those over the age of 70 are important to society, a report by Jewish Care has shown.

The charity fears the results are a sign that organisations working with older people will find it increasingly difficult to recruit volunteers and funds.

An Ipsos Mori poll, commissioned by Jewish Care, found that 53 per cent of those under the age of 35 had not spent quality time with anybody over the age of 70 in the last six months or more, and that 15 per cent of 16-24-year-olds said they could only learn "a little" from older people.


Care duo win major industry awards

October 21, 2010

Two Jewish Care staff have been honoured in the inaugural Great British Care Awards for London, supported by the Department of Health.

The care trainer prize went to Gill Yentis, the charity's practice development worker for disability and dementia services. Christina Brago-Nimako, social care co-ordinator at Rubens House in Finchley, took the care home activity organiser award.