London Mayor Boris Johnson was the guest speaker at Jewish Care’s campaign dinner. In his address he told the 1,200 guests that the welfare charity “set a benchmark for standards of care in the country”. The event, held at Grosvenor House, in London’s Park Lane raised a record £4.2 million for Jewish Care’s support services.
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.
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.
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.