Jewish Care

Giving it all away

June 20, 2013

We make no apology for writing more or less the same leader at this time every year. Because every year the same thing demands to be said.


Sandé sings for record-breaking £4.2m Jewish Care dinner

By Barry Toberman, June 20, 2013

A short closing set by British pop sensation Emeli Sandé sent the 1,200 guests at Jewish Care’s campaign dinner home with a song in their hearts. But the greatest hit for the welfare charity’s chiefs was the subsequent announcement of record £4.2 million proceeds from the event, held at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane.


Carers urge: tell us about support

By Jennifer Lipman, June 13, 2013

Communal organisations are being urged to work harder at raising awareness of the support available to hard-pressed carers.

An estimated one in eight British adults provides constant support for a loved-one with a serious mental or physical health condition. The organisers of National Carers Week, currently taking place, aims to highlight the challenges they face.


Dementia care takes a trip down memory lane

By Barry Toberman, May 6, 2013

Reminiscence work is an integral part of the programme at Jewish Care’s Sam Beckman day centre in Hendon for people with dementia. Now through the latest technology, centre members Miriam Gould and Dorit Nass can draw upon a lifetime of memories wherever they are.


Redbridge centre rethinks on move to King Solomon site

By Cathy Forman, May 6, 2013

Redbridge Jewish Community Centre is to conduct a feasibility study on its future as its leaders rethink a move to the £10 million King Solomon High development in Barkingside.


Declining demand forces the closure of Hull’s welfare home

By Marcus Dysch, April 16, 2013

Rising costs and diminishing community numbers have forced the closure of Hull’s Jewish care home for the elderly.

Run by Hull Jewish Community Care, Menorah House had operated as east Yorkshire’s only strictly kosher care facility since 1957 and provided accommodation for up to 25 residents.


Jewish Care's bridge organisers raise over £1m

December 10, 2012

A bridge committee supporting Jewish Care has created a Guinness world record for an annual bridge tournament by raising £1.223 million between 1997 and 2011.

And since the record was verified last week, the charity has earned a further £70,000 from the 2012 event, held at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone on Monday and contested by around 250 players.


Bosnians say thanks on rescue anniversary

By Sandy Rashty, December 3, 2012

Former members of the Bosnian Jewish community brought to Britain from the war-ravaged country 20 years ago marked the anniversary with an emotional reunion at Jewish Care’s Wohl campus in Golders Green.

Along with World Jewish Relief and the American Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish Care was instrumental in assisting the Bosnians to escape and helped them adjust to life in the UK.


Southend care home takeover

By Barry Toberman, November 29, 2012

Agreement has been reached on the sale of Jewish Care’s Southend residential home, Raymond House, to a local care provider.

The loss-making home had been under threat of closure but concerned local supporters urged the charity to look for a buyer.

On Tuesday, Jewish Care announced that Raymond House had been purchased by Javed Rashid, whose family runs two homes in the area.


Orient players welcome home fixture

November 29, 2012

Visiting Jewish Care’s Vi and John Rubens home in Redbridge for the third consecutive year, Leyton Orient footballer Ben Chorley said he felt “blessed” to spend time with residents.