Jewish Care

A day in the life of the Wohl Campus

By Charlotte Oliver, February 6, 2014

It is a quiet morning in Golders Green. But things are bustling at Jewish Care’s Michael Sobell community centre, part of the £44 million Maurice and Vivienne Wohl campus which has become an indispensable hub for both the charity’s clients and the wider


Dealing well with life's only certainty

By Gaby Wills, January 17, 2014

Life is full of uncertainties: the only certainty we all face is death. While we may not like to talk about it, most of us, when probed, will admit to having thoughts about our own death. Some of us have strong ideas about how we would like to spend our last years, months, weeks or even minutes, but for many of us, discussing these ideas with family and friends is a step too far.


Burnham hails care provision

By Sandy Rashty, December 2, 2013

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham praised Jewish Care as a “beacon of good practice” during a tour of its Golders Green campus last Thursday.

The MP — who is proposing a model for “integrated” health care — said the charity’s inclusive social, medical and religious concept was “an aspiration for the future of health and social care across the country.


Joyce, 90, is honoured for life of volunteering

By Charlotte Oliver, November 11, 2013

A 90-year-old Londoner who has devoted her life to volunteering was “surprised” but delighted to be honoured as an unsung hero of Jewish Care at a business lunch in Mayfair on Wednesday.

Joyce Saffron was presented with the Topland Award, recognising a person who has made a significant difference to the charity’s work — in her case, for 50 years.


Activists' care charter wins backing

By Simon Rocker, November 11, 2013

Jewish Care is backing a campaign by activist group Citizens UK to improve social care in the country.

Citizens UK has drawn up a charter setting out ways to secure “a better deal” both for those needing care and the care providers.


Hendon home to close in welfare shake-up

November 4, 2013

Two Jewish Care facilities in Hendon are to close with users relocating to the charity’s Asher Loftus Way development in Friern Barnet.

News of the anticipated 2015 transfer was this week relayed to residents and staff of Ella and Ridley Jacobs House and those involved in the adjacent Sam Beckman day care dementia facility.


Chairs change at Jami

October 28, 2013

Jami, the Jewish community’s mental health service, has appointed Doug Krikler as its new chairman.

Mr Krikler, formerly chief executive of UJIA, replaces Lionel Curry — who becomes a life president of the charity.

The announcement follows a strategic partnership between Jami and Jewish Care, the community’s largest social services provider, in 2012.


Chief Rabbi Mirvis joins Young Jewish Care

By Sandy Rashty, October 25, 2013

Young Jewish Care patrons applauded Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis at a fundraising Friday night dinner last week.

The event at Kinloss synagogue, formerly headed by Rabbi Mirvis, was attended by 150 enthusiastic young professionals and raised X for Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors’ Centre in Hendon, which has an annual deficit of £413,000.


Falling into money for Jewish Care

By Sandy Rashty, October 7, 2013

A wheelchair-bound Jewish Care client jumped from a plane at 15,000 feet on Sunday to raise more than £5,000 for the charity.

Simon Davies, 38, has cerebral palsy and has been a resident at Jewish Care’s Rela Goldhill Lodge for over 15 years.

“Everyone told me I was mad doing this jump but it was something I have always wanted to do,” he said.


Jewish Care attacked over Wonga appearance

By Sandy Rashty, October 3, 2013

Jewish Care has defended its decision to host Wonga founder Errol Damelin as guest speaker for a fundraising event in the face of concern from some members of the community.